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5 Key Points About the Border Wall on 1-Year Anniversary of Trump’s National Emergency Declaration, 2/15/19

Saturday, February 15 marks one year since President Trump manufactured “a national emergency” regarding the southern border. Coming on the heels of Trump’s unpopular government shutdown over border wall funding, the President used a legal provision related to the conduct of war to declare a national emergency, using it as the pretext for raiding billions … Continue reading »

$3.8 Billion More from Military for Border Wall Obsession: An Emboldened and Vindictive Trump Taking America Into Authoritarianism In the Service of Hanging Onto Power

In response to reports that President Trump will raid an additional $3.8 billion from the Pentagon to fund border wall construction, the following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Just in time to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of his fake national emergency declaration, a lawless President Trump is raiding billions … Continue reading »

“Another Day, Another Trump Scheme to Rob Military Budgets”

For the Second Time This Week, Trump Administration Tees Up Another Raid of Military Funds for Border Wall Obsession Yesterday, the Trump administration’s DHS sent a request to the Pentagon to build approximately 270 miles of border barriers under existing counter-drug authority. But due to the relatively small amount of anti-drug funding in the Pentagon’s … Continue reading »

On Border Wall Funding: Will GOP Senators Once Again Abdicate Their Responsibility, Steal Military Budgets, and Diminish our Security By Letting Trump Raid Money for a Useless Border Wall?

Trump’s new plan to raid an additional $7.2 billion in taxpayer money allotted to the military and narcotics interdiction in order to fund his border wall obsession sets up another moment of truth for Republicans, as Congress is planning on more votes attempting to hold Trump accountable on the subject. Last fall, after Trump raided … Continue reading »

5 Biggest Losers from Trump Plan to Again Raid Billions from Military to Fund 2020 Campaign Vanity Border Wall

Trump’s border wall obsession ahead of his 2020 re-election and related plans to again raid military budgets is another disturbing reminder about his misplaced priorities and ugly campaign themes planned for his re-election. Below are five of the biggest losers from the latest announced plans: Loser: The U.S. military and military families: Fresh off Trump’s … Continue reading »

“If Republicans don’t stand up to President Trump now, they never will.” – Pili Tobar on Senate GOP’s Failure to Override Trump’s Veto on Emergency Declaration Power Grab

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the Senate vote yesterday attempting to override President Trump’s veto of a resolution to stop his emergency declaration used to raid military funding in order to build a few miles of the border wall. The 53-36 vote in favor of … Continue reading »

Will GOP Senators Ever Show Courage?

America’s Voice Urges Senators Ernst, Perdue, McConnell, Tillis, Cornyn and others to Stand Up for Constitution and Constituents on #FakeTrumpEmergency The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Today, the Senate will have a vote on whether or not to override Trump’s veto of the bipartisan bill to stop the … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Veto of “Emergency” Declaration Resolution: “Trump Thinks He’s Above the Law and Can Rule as a Monarch.”

Last night President Trump vetoed a bipartisan measure aimed at overturning Trump’s ‘national emergency’ declaration that has led to $3.6 billion in military projects approved by Congress being redirected to border wall construction.  According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:  Trump is thumbing his nose at the Constitution, at the military, at the … Continue reading »

Key Republicans Dissent In Vote to Revoke #FakeTrumpEmergency as Senate Acts to Protect Constitution, Constituents and Military Families

The U.S. Senate had an opportunity yesterday to revoke Trump’s fake national emergency declaration – the political tool the president has used to defund military construction projects and FEMA for his autographed vanity project, the wasteful, ineffective and expensive border wall. Fifty-four Senators stood up for their constituents, military families and the role of Congress … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Vote Recommendation: Vote “Yes” on S.J. Res. 54 to Revoke Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Douglas Rivlin: “Senators should vote ‘Yes’ and stand with the Constitution and their constituents instead of enabling the political obsessions of this dangerously unfit president.” Today, September 25th, the U.S. Senate will vote on S.J.Res.54 – a joint resolution to revoke the national emergency declared by President Trump in February 2019, which the President used … Continue reading »