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Congressman Biggs Upholds President Trump’s Lawful Right to Declare a National Emergency

March 26, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives tried – and failed – to override President Trump’s veto on the resolution of disapproval of his national emergency for border security. Congressman Biggs voted to uphold President Trump’s lawful right to declare the national emergency and issued the following statement:

“Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats have failed to override President Trump’s veto of their resolution to open our borders and prevent the building of a border wall. The Democrats blindly deny the existence of an emergency along our southern border. President Trump, under the laws passed by the U.S. Congress, has the ability to declare a national emergency. Instead of devising ways to stop the President from executing his sworn duties to protect Americans, I call on my Democrat colleagues to join me in finding solutions for complete border security. Madam Speaker, let’s stop the drug, human, and sex traffickers, not the President of the United States.

“There is a real emergency at our southern border. Our Border Patrol agents are being overrun, and our ranchers are discouraged with the inaction coming from Washington, D.C. We must build the wall. We must hire and empower more Border Patrol agents to do their jobs. We must support law enforcement officials as they protect their communities against criminally violent illegal aliens. And we must remove incentives for illegal aliens to swarm across our borders. It is past time for action. I stand with President Trump to secure our border.”

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.