Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
July 27, 2019
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC — House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing the President to start taking funds from the military to build his ineffective border wall while litigation continues: 

“I am deeply alarmed by the Supreme Court’s ruling, and I strongly disagree with the President’s efforts to take funds from the military to build an expensive and ineffective wall at our border. His reprogramming of funds subverts the will of Congress and undermines the power of the purse. As litigation continues, I believe the courts will ultimately decide the President does not have the authority to move forward with this ill-advised effort.”