Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Votes to Block National Emergency Declaration

Feb 26, 2019
Press Release

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."