Cooper Votes to Block National Emergency Declaration
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) issued the following statement on the House’s passage of a resolution to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration.
"I'm glad that the House stepped up to defend the Constitution and stop President Trump's unprecedented overreach,” Rep. Cooper said. “While Senate passage is also likely, Trump is certain to veto the measure. Not enough Republicans are willing to do the right thing and stand up to Trump, so a veto override will likely fail. It will probably be up to the courts to keep his power in check."