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Tipton Statement on Joint Resolution to Terminate the National Emergency Declaration

February 26, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –  Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) released the following statement after voting against the joint resolution to terminate the national emergency related to the U.S. Mexico border (H.J. Res. 46): 

"The need for a secure border is something both sides of the aisle have agreed on in the past and still agree on today. While I strongly prefer that this be addressed through the legislative process, unfortunately, Democrat leaders in Congress refuse to put forth serious proposals to secure the U.S./Mexico border which led to action by the president through the powers granted to him under the National Emergencies Act. Now the constitutionality of the national emergency declaration will be determined by the Judicial Branch. I hope my colleagues in Congress can come together with a solution that most Americans support to strengthen border security, end the humanitarian crisis, and cease the import of illegal drugs that have hurt so many families."

The resolution passed the House with a vote of: 245-182.