Feb 26 2019
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement regarding his opposition to the Democrat-led House Resolution, H.J.Res.46, to block President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration at the southern border.
“Today, I adamantly opposed the House Democrats’ vote to block President Trump’s emergency declaration to secure our southern border. Our nation’s security is threatened by the violence of drug cartels, the flow of illegal drugs and the heartbreaking reports of human trafficking. And those threats don’t stop at the border - they filter into nearly every American community. In fact, we’ve seen the devastating impact of illegal drugs flooding into our country first-hand in Eastern Kentucky.
"Two weeks ago, Congress passed a comprehensive funding bill that provides $1.3 billion for further construction of the southern border wall and additional resources to improve technology and enforce the immigration laws that we already have on the books. However, it’s going to take more than that to address this crisis, so I support the President and his determination to secure our southern border.”
Congressman Rogers voted against the measure that passed the House. It now moves on to the U.S. Senate for consideration.