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Yarmuth Statement on Passage of Resolution of Disapproval of Trump's National Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON– Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) issued the statement below following House passage of H. J. Res. 46, a Resolution of Disapproval regarding President Trump’s manufactured and unnecessary national emergency declaration. Yarmuth, a cosponsor of the resolution, voted in support of the measure, which passed the House by a vote of 245-182.

“President Trump may not fully understand the Constitution, but it is still his sworn duty to uphold it. Declaring a fake national emergency to fulfill a campaign promise on a border wall is not only a subversion of the will of Congress and the American people, it is also unconstitutional. I am proud to have stood with a majority of members of the House of Representatives today —Democrats and Republicans alike—in exercising and defending Congress’s authority over the power of the purse.”