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Chairman Yarmuth Statement on President Trump’s Abuse of Power

Feb 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement on President Trump’s national emergency declaration:

“President Trump’s declaration this morning is an unprecedented abuse of power meant solely to justify the lies he is telling to the American people about immigrants and families fleeing violence. Congress gave the President the authority to declare genuine national emergencies, not to misuse this power to create a slush fund for a floundering campaign promise. The House has not ceded, and we will not cede, our Constitutional power of the purse. We will act to protect it.”