Hoeven Statement After Voting Against Resolution of Disapproval for President's National Emergency

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after voting against a resolution of disapproval. 

“Border security is vital to our national security, which is why I voted against the resolution of disapproval for President Trump’s national emergency declaration,” said Hoeven. “I believe the President has the authority under current law to declare a national emergency, and given the situation at the southern border – both with security issues and the humanitarian crisis – I believe this is an emergency. We need to secure our border and that requires a physical barrier, as well as technology and additional border patrol personnel.”