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Foster Statement on National Emergency Declaration

Feb 15, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Foster (D-IL) issued a statement on President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency:

“This announcement is a gross and egregious abuse of presidential power that circumvents Congressional authority and sets a dangerous precedent for our democracy. It is a sad day for our country when the President of the United States chooses to fabricate a national security crisis for political gain. There is no national security emergency on our southern border; the President is simply incapable of working for all Americans to prioritize affordable health care, smart fixes to our immigration system, and a plan to fix our crumbling infrastructure. It’s time for the President to fulfill his constitutional duty and show real leadership. It’s time to end this fixation on a wasteful border wall.”