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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

Rep. Cole: “President Trump is acting well within his authority”

February 26, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a resolution in response to the president’s declaration of a national emergency. Cole did not support the resolution of disapproval brought up by House Democrats. 

“President Trump preferred a legislative solution to securing our border. Unfortunately, Democrats refused to negotiate in good faith and authorize the necessary funding for the solutions the country needs,” said Cole. “By declaring a national emergency and not unlike past presidents, President Trump is acting well within his authority under the National Emergencies Act. As usual, Democrats have signaled that they are more interested in opposing the president than confronting a real humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border for American people.”