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Arizona Senators respond to emergency declaration

Posted at 7:57 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 13:54:59-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona Senators differed with their vote when it came to President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to provide billions for a border wall.

On Thursday, the resolution passed 59 to 41, with the House of Representatives passing a similar resolution last week.

McSally supported the funding, and said the following in a press release:

“Arizonans know there is a humanitarian and security crisis at the border. Drugs are killing and harming loved ones in communities everywhere," said Martha McSally. "Now, it’s Congress’ turn to fully fund border security and our men and women in uniform.”

McSally said that she has spoken to President Trump, who assured her no Arizona military projects for this year will be impacted.

Krysten Simena however, didn't agree.

“While there is more work for Congress to do, the emergency declaration undermines critical military assets across our country and unnecessarily puts at risk resources for Arizona service members and national security," said Sinema in a statement. "I will continues working to find bipartisan solutions in the U.S. Senate.”