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League of Women Voters Statement on President Trump’s Emergency Order to Build a Border Wall

WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement following President Trump's declaration of a national emergency: 

"By declaring a state of emergency, the president abuses his national emergency powers and undermines Congressional authority—all for a wasteful, ineffectual border wall that will not make our nation safer. 

"The American people expect the president to fulfill his executive responsibility for sound management of public funds, not sidestep Congress in order to force funding for a border wall that the American people have not sanctioned. 

"The League objects to this abusive declaration of a national emergency."

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