Larsen Statement on President’s Declaration of National Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement following the president’s declaration of a national emergency:

“President Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border but failed to acknowledge the funds for a wall would come at a high cost to the military.

“The president is talking about removing funds that support military housing for the women and men in uniform as well as improvements to roads and hospitals on military bases and putting those funds towards building a wall in places that are unnecessary and impractical.

“Congress has a Constitutional obligation to serve as a check on the president. I support a resolution to terminate the president’s national emergency declaration and to reverse the president’s unconstitutional action and will continue to challenge the president’s abuse of authority.”