Cisneros votes in support of resolution to end president’s national emergency declaration at border

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement after the House passed S.J.Res. 54, another bipartisan joint resolution to end President Trump’s national emergency declaration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“It is unacceptable that military families and communities across America are being forced to pay for the President’s border wall project,” said Rep. Cisneros. “Congress has again come together on a bipartisan basis to reject the President’s emergency declaration and unconstitutional raiding of military construction funding to support the wall he promised Mexico would pay for. The safety and security of our servicemembers and their families should not be put at the expense for a purely political priority.”

Rep. Cisneros is a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and House Armed Services Committee. Recently, he penned an op-ed in USA Today with Rep. Brown denouncing the use of military construction funding for border wall construction. Rep. Cisneros is also a Member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Background

This joint resolution terminates Proclamation 9844, a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, relating to the southern border. The National Emergency Act includes a process by which Congress can terminate a national emergency through expedited legislative procedures by enacting a joint resolution. The joint resolution passed the House and Senate today and it will be delivered to the President’s desk.

This article was released by the Office of Representative Gil Cisneros.