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Senator Todd Young Supports National Emergency
Updated March 14, 2019 6:13 AM
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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) says after several weeks of careful study that he now supports Pres. Trump's emergency declaration. But, he also says Congress should look into when a national emergency is appropriate.

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"After weeks of careful study and discussion, I have decided to vote to preserve President Trump's national emergency declaration. It is clear that the President's declaration adheres to decades-old statutes and procedures laid out in federal law, and there is no question that a national crisis exists at our southern border," said Young.

"I also share the perspective of those who believe presidential declarations of emergency - including the 31 other emergency declarations still in effect - warrant additional scrutiny from Congress. That is why I will be joining several colleagues in the coming days to introduce a bill that would enhance future oversight of the emergency declaration process.

The Republican-controlled Senate will vote Thursday on whether or not to uphold the national emergency declaration. The Democrat-majority House voted to end the national emergency.

"Hoosiers can always rely on me to continue to examine every issue closely, to listen to their concerns, and to do what is in the best interest of our state and nation."

Some Democrats and Republicans want to know what money will be taken away from military spending and other projects to fund the wall under the national emergency.

The president has proposed over $8 billion be spent on the border wall in his version of the budget.

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) says after several weeks of careful study that he now supports Pres. Trump's emergency declaration. "I have decided to vote to preserve President Trump's national emergency declaration. It is clear that the President's declaration adheres to decades-old statutes and procedures laid out in federal law, and there is no question that a national crisis exists at our southern border," said Young in a statement released Tuesday.



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