Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, listens during a news conference announcing Green New Deal legislation in Washington, D.C., U.S. (Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg)

Ocasio-Cortez, Joaquin Castro Plan Bill to Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration

(Bloomberg) -- Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she will introduce a bill with fellow Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro to stop President Donald Trump’s planned emergency declaration.

New York’s Ocasio-Cortez, who was speaking on Instagram, didn’t provide specifics but Castro previously said he’d offer a joint resolution.

“If President Trump declares a national emergency to fund his border wall, I’m prepared to introduce a resolution to terminate the President’s emergency declaration,” Castro of Texas said in a statement Thursday. The National Emergencies Act gives Congress the authority to do so by enacting a joint resolution, according to Castro.

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