WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) released the following statement regarding legislation to fund the government and President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency on our southern border.   

“Government shutdowns need to stop, but I cannot support our dysfunctional system of out-of-control government spending through a broken process: it would never work in the private sector and it certainly doesn’t work in Washington.  This legislation did not sufficiently address the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border and left President Trump with no other option than to declare a national emergency, which I support.” – Senator Mike Braun