UPDATED 11:20 AM PT — Friday, February 15, 2019
Two Democrat representatives said they are co-sponsoring a bill to stop President Trump’s National Emergency declaration. The proposal by New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Texas congressman Joaqin Castro is an attempt to block the president’s move to secure additional border funding.
On Thursday, Castro called the declaration a “fake emergency,” saying he would be filing a joint-resolution under the National Emergency Act to terminate the declaration.
“There have been very critical comments that have been made by senators, including Republican senators, about the president’s ability and wisdom of declaring a National Emergency for this purpose,” he stated.
In a recent tweet, Ocasio-Cortez said she and Castro aren’t going to let the president declare an emergency without a fight.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 15, 2019
The House would have to vote on the resolution before it headed to the Senate.
When the bill would be introduced is still unknown as Congress has already adjourned, and will be out next week for the President’s Day holiday.