Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi, Castro Joint Statement on Next Steps to Protect Constitution, Terminate the President’s Emergency Declaration to Build Border Wall

March 26, 2019
Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), author of the resolution to protect the Constitution and terminate the President’s emergency declaration (H.J.Res.46), today released the following joint statement on next steps to protect the Constitution following the House vote to override President Trump’s veto:

“Both chambers of Congress – a Democratic House and a Republican Senate – resoundingly rejected the President’s sham emergency declaration by passing H.J.Res.46.  This will provide significant evidence for the courts as they review lawsuits.  The President’s lawless emergency declaration clearly violates the Congress’s exclusive power of the purse, and Congress will work through the appropriations and defense authorization processes to terminate this dangerous action and restore our constitutional system of balance of powers.

“In six months, the Congress will have another opportunity to put a stop to this President’s wrongdoing.  We will continue to review all options to protect our Constitution and our Democracy from the President’s assault.”