Sullivan Statement on National Emergency Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement after voting today against the resolution of disapproval.

“For weeks, I have extensively studied this emergency declaration—the underlying crisis, historical uses of executive authority, the statutes invoked by the President, and the role of Congress under our Constitution. After much reflection, I have concluded that today’s vote was primarily about the underlying emergency and, as I have consistently stated, there is no doubt that a crisis exists at the border. With the influx of drugs, crime, and human trafficking as a result of a porous southern border, I could not vote for a bill that, in effect, would block the President’s attempt—using authority authorized by Congress and previously invoked by numerous Presidents—to better secure the border and keep Americans safe.”