A day after returning to Washington, vulnerable Senate Republicans still have yet to do anything to stop the Trump administration’s raid on “millions in federal funding for key military projects in their home states” — which they enabled when they voted earlier this year to uphold President Trump’s sham emergency declaration. Now, these Republicans are leaving their constituents to pay the price for their spinelessness and refusing to take action to restore the hundreds of millions of dollars in lost funding they once bragged about helping secure. Democrats are now expected to force another vote in Congress this year aimed at overturning Trump’s irresponsible emergency declaration.
“If you thought vulnerable Republican Senators would do what’s right for their states and get to work reversing the hundreds of millions of dollars they allowed the Trump administration to divert from military construction projects, you’d be wrong again,” said DSCC spokesperson Stewart Boss. “The Senate has been back in session for a full day, but after spineless Senate Republicans refused to stand up to the sham emergency declaration that paved the way for this shameful raid on military construction projects in their states, they’re now sitting on their hands, looking on helplessly as their own self-serving politics cost their constituents millions of dollars.”
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