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Pingree Statement on Possible National Emergency Announcement by President Trump

Washington, February 14, 2019
It is an abuse of power for President Trump to declare a national emergency because he failed to fulfill his campaign promise of Mexico paying for his multi-billion dollar border boondoggle. If President Trump cares about border security, he will continue to work with Congress through the FY2020 budget process.”
 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the White House that President Trump will declare a national emergency to fulfill a broken campaign promise:

“It is an abuse of power for President Trump to declare a national emergency because he failed to fulfill his campaign promise of Mexico paying for his multi-billion dollar border boondoggle. If President Trump cares about border security, he will continue to work with Congress through the FY2020 budget process.”
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