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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

DeFazio Supports Privileged Resolution Terminating Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Feb 26, 2019
Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today expressed his support for the bipartisan privileged resolution to terminate President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.

“While there is no doubt that our immigration system is broken, the president’s proposed border wall will do very little for our national security and is an irresponsible waste of taxpayer funds,” said Rep. DeFazio. “The emergency declaration is nothing more than a power grab by the president, violating existing law and our constitutional system of separation of powers.”

DeFazio was unable to travel to Washington, D.C. for the vote on the resolution due to severe weather conditions in Oregon.

Click here to read Rep. DeFazio’s full statement for the record on the Privileged National Emergency Termination Resolution.

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