LaMalfa Votes to Uphold National Emergency Declaration at the Southern Border
Feb 26, 2019
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.J. Res 46, a joint resolution to terminate the national emergency related to the U.S.-Mexico border, declared by the President on February 15, 2019. The House passed the measure 245-182, with largely Democrat support.
LaMalfa said: “The adoption of this resolution today by House Democrats is a familiar political stunt that we have come to expect from this Congress. It only highlights the lack of urgency amongst Democratic leadership to address the national security crisis that has been brewing unchecked at our southern border for decades. Their unwillingness to agree on a deal to secure our border has left the President with no choice but to take this action. Congress gave the President the power to reallocate these specific funds in the event of an emergency, and Congress authorized the construction of a border barrier more than a decade ago. We are a nation of laws, and I support the President’s decision to enforce the law. Whether Democrats want to admit it or not, this is a humanitarian and national security crisis, and requires we take meaningful steps to fix it.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.