Senator’s address precedes vote on Joint Resolution to Block National Emergency Declaration.
WASHINGTON — TOMORROW, Thursday, March 14, 2019 at approximately 10:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m MT, ahead of a historic vote on the bipartisan joint resolution to block the president’s national emergency declaration, U.S. Senator Tom Udall will speak on the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to support the resolution, uphold the separation of powers, and stand up to the president’s unconstitutional power grab.
Udall has introduced legislation to block the president from using a national emergency declaration to raid funds for his border wall
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, joined the Senate in voting 83-16 for an agreement to fund the government through September 2019. Udall also responded to reports that President Trump will declare a national emergency in order to raid other funds to build his border wall, after the congressional agreement rejected President Trump’s demands for $5.7 billion in funding for the wall.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 14, 2019) – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted for the spending bill to keep the government open that passed the Senate by an 83-16 vote, and decried President Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency to build his reckless border wall.
Albuquerque, NM – “As Attorney General of a border state, I am appalled that the Executive Branch would manufacture an ’emergency’ related to border wall funds, and I will continue to aggressively enforce and defend the rule of law, as I have previously by defending DACA recipients and combatting Trump’s efforts to separate children from their families.”