U.S. Rep Mark Pocan
Press Release

Pocan Votes to Keep the Government Open, Condemns Trump’s Call for National Emergency

Failed Campaign Promises Don’t Warrant National Emergencies

By - Feb 14th, 2019 08:08 pm

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after passage of H.J.Res. 31 which will fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year and avert yet another government shutdown.

“I voted to keep government open while not giving any resources for Donald Trump’s wall. There were also a number of programs that received additional funding that I supported such as a pay increase for federal employees,” said Pocan. “In addition, the bill we passed has the same language as the last appropriation bill barring any funds being used for the President’s proposed wall.  However, I was disappointed there was not enough done to address limiting detention beds at the border.”

“A national emergency needs to be a true emergency. A national emergency should be used to address the gun epidemic in this country or climate change. A national emergency should not be used for a campaign promise the President has failed to live up to,” continued Pocan. “I strongly disagree with the President’s intention to declare a national emergency due to the lack of funding he’s received for his pointless border wall. My guess is that there will be a legal challenge and an injunction to stop the President’s unprecedented move, and he will fail again.”

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