TX Rep Castro's Resolution To Block Trump Emergency Declaration Gains Support

Feb 25, 2019

A section of wall being constructed on the US-Mexico border near Tijuana on Jan. 28, 2019.
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TX CONGRESSMAN'S RESOLUTION - A couple hundred lawmakers are backing a resolution Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro filed on Friday. The San Antonio Democrat’s measure would terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall along the southern U.S. border.    During a press call, Congressman Castro said Texas military bases could lose out on funding if President Trump draws down defense spending to fund building the Border Wall. 

“My city San Antonio is known as military city, USA,"explained Castro. "Funding could potentially be cut for projects for joint base San Antonio as well as other Texas installations at Fort Bliss and the Red River Army Depot.”            

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D) San Antonio, TX 20th Congressional District
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was also on the call and talked about what will happen next.

“Mr. Castro’s resolution will go to the rule of committee  on  Monday evening.," Pelosi said. " On Tuesday, we will bring the rule for bringing up this resolution to the floor. It would be our plan on the same day to vote on the resolution.”                                       

Castro says the resolution has at least 226 cosponsors,  including one Republican, Congressman  Justin  Amash  from  Michigan.  Representative Castro is the brother of Julian Castro,  the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development who announced his presidential bid last January.