A group of Senate Democrats, including several 2020 candidates, have introduced a bill that would prevent President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand Supports Federal Ranking of the Third Sex: Report Carter's Former Investigator, Patrick Caddell, Ally of Bannon, Dies at the Age of 68 Heather Nauert Removes Her Name from Her Ambassador Position at UN PLUS to use disaster relief funds to finance a wall along the southern border.
The Disaster Relief Protection Act would prevent Trump from using the funds allocated to the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Army Corps of Engineers for disaster relief. disaster and use them to build physical barriers along the US-Mexico border.
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Harris said in a statement announcing the bill that Trump "can not go around Congress to fund his ridiculous vanity project".
"I am proud to introduce this bill today to ensure that funds for victims of natural disasters are not used as a wall that Congress will not fund and that border workers do not even want" she added. "This bill will defend the power of Congress and help California families affected by recent natural disasters to begin the recovery process."
Trump Friday declared a national emergency on the southern border to try to bypass Congress and spend billions of dollars in barriers along the border.
It is unclear where these funds will come from, but the White House has left open the possibility that it can use disaster funds for the project, according to the Associated Press.