- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureWater Resources and EnvironmentIntroducedFebruary 11th, 2019
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Taking money that’s meant to go towards disaster recovery efforts is a dirty political trick that circumvents Congressional control over how public funds get spent. This bill would ensure that President Trump — and future presidents — can’t use national emergencies to get money for priorities that Congress doesn’t want to fund.
The legal authority that this bill seeks to eliminate hasn’t been used in the 30-plus years since its establishment. Even though the Trump administration has reportedly looked into diverting money from the Army Corps, it’s not a done deal — so it’s unclear whether there’s really a need for this bill.