Congressman John Katko (R, NY-24) says he supports a Democratic resolution to revoke President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexico border.
Katko will miss the House vote on Tuesday, but a spokesperson for the Congressman says he supports the resolution.
Katko issued the following statement:
“While I am unable to be in Washington to cast my vote today due to my father’s passing, I support the Resolution before the House. I strongly believe we must act to strengthen our nation’s border security. But Republicans and Democrats in Congress need to come together as legislators to implement these types of policies. Presidents, from either party, should not legislate from the executive branch. Doing so dangerously expands the authority of the office and sets poor precedent.”
The resolution introduced by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Texas Democrat, would terminate Trump’s national emergency order.
President Trump declared a national emergency on Feb. 15 to divert several millions of dollars from the military and other organizations to fund a wall at the Mexico border.
Trump is pledging a veto if Congress passes a resolution blocking his use of a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.