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“O’HALLERAN: NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION “PUTS OUR SERVICEMEMBERS AND OUR NATION AT A GREATER RISK February 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called on the president to reverse his decision to divert resources from the Department of Defense and law enforcement programs to fund a border wall.
“As a former member of the House Armed Services Committee, we worked hard to ensure our military remains strong by investing in much-needed infrastructure improvements. President Trump’s decision to divert these funds puts our servicemembers and our nation at a greater risk,” O’Halleran said.
“We must act to secure our border, but this is not the way it should be done. We should put aside partisanship and work together to fund 21st century border security technology and fill the thousands of border patrol vacancies at our borders.
I am ready to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to protect our communities, and I encourage President Trump to work with us, not against us.
” Recent reports detail President Trump’s plan to shift $3.5 billion from the Pentagon’s military construction fund, $2.5 billion from the Pentagon’s drug interdiction initiative, and $600 million from the Department of Treasury’s drug forfeiture program.
O’Halleran serves as the Co-Chair of the House Blue Dog Coalition.
Accountability, National Security, Veterans” https://ohalleran.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/ohalleran-national-emergency-declaration-puts-our-servicemembers-and-our
“The Blue Dog Coalition is an official caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives comprised of 27 fiscally-responsible Democrats, who are leading the way to find commonsense solutions. They are pragmatic Democrats, appealing to the mainstream values of the American public. The Blue Dogs are dedicated to pursuing fiscally-responsible policies, ensuring a strong national defense for our country, and transcending party lines to get things done for the American people“. https://bluedogcaucus-costa.house.gov