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Rand Paul 'Disappointed' in Border Bill, Emergency Declaration

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Rand Paul (Pavel Golovkin/AP)

By    |   Friday, 15 February 2019 01:01 PM

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he's "disappointed" with the border security bill and President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to build additional miles of border barrier.

Paul tweeted his disagreement with the 1,159-page bill Thursday evening, which passed in both houses of Congress. The White House confirmed Trump would declare the emergency, which he made official Friday morning.

"I'm disappointed with both the massive, bloated, secretive bill that just passed and with the president's intention to declare an emergency to build a wall," Paul tweeted.

He added, "I, too, want stronger border security, including a wall in some areas. But how we do things matter. Over 1,000 pages dropped in the middle of the night and extraconstitutional executive actions are wrong, no matter which party does them."

A bipartisan group of senators and members of Congress hashed out a Homeland Security spending bill this week to stave off another government shutdown ahead of a Friday night deadline. The measure allocates just under $1.4 billion for border fencing, less than Trump's request of $5.7 billion.

Trump will sign the bill and use a national emergency declaration to secure additional funding for the wall.

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he's "disappointed" with the border security bill and President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to build additional miles of border barrier.
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Friday, 15 February 2019 01:01 PM
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