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Rep. Stewart Disapproves of National Emergency Declaration

Washington, DC, February 14, 2019

President Trump is expected to declare a national emergency along our Southern border. Following this announcement, Congressman Stewart released this statement:

“I think President Trump is making a mistake by declaring a national emergency in order to increase border funding. Whether the President has the authority or not, it sets a dangerous precedent and places America on a path that we will regret.

It deeply worries me that a future Democratic President may consider gun violence or climate change a ‘national emergency’ and what actions they may then take.

While I agree we must secure our borders and provide increased security, we must limit the power of the Executive to make such declarations.” – Rep. Chris Stewart

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