Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rooney voted in favor of terminating the National Emergency Declaration that was issued on February 15, 2019.
Congressman Rooney stated, “My vote to terminate the emergency declaration is consistent with my previous votes on this issue and consistent with the rule of law and the Constitutional separation of powers. The appropriation and allocation of money is the sole responsibility of the Congressional branch. For well over 50 years, Congressional timidity has nurtured a steady evisceration of the Article 2 powers of Congress relative to the Executive Branch.”
“My vote in no way relates to the very real need to secure our border. It is important to not only secure the border, but also to reform our disastrous asylum and immigration laws. However, the ends do not justify the means. I have sponsored, cosponsored and voted in favor of multiple bills to accomplish this and provide fixes to our broken immigration and visa systems.”