WASHINGTON – Today, Thursday, October 17, 2019 at approximately 11:00 a.m. ET/9:00 a.m. MT, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) will speak on the Senate floor ahead of a vote to override President Trump’s veto of Udall’s bipartisan resolution to block the president’s national emergency declaration. The president is using this declaration to raid billions from critical military construction projects for his wall, including $125 million from projects in New Mexico. Udall’s resolution passed the Senate in September with a bipartisan majority, the second time the Senate has voted to terminate the emergency declaration. Udall will urge his Senate colleagues to reaffirm the separation of powers outlined in the U.S. Constitution. Udall will also highlight the dangerous consequences of the emergency declaration, which has cancelled urgent military projects in New Mexico and across the country.
TODAY, Thursday, October 17, 2019
WHAT: Udall to speak on Senate floor urging colleagues to uphold their responsibility under the Constitution to override the president’s veto and terminate the president’s unjustified national emergency declaration
WHO: U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
WHEN: Approximately 11:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. MT (NOTE: The Senate floor schedule can be unpredictable. We will update if the time changes.)
WHERE: U.S. Senate Floor. Watch LIVE on Udall’s Facebook page HERE.