Sen. John Cornyn opposes allocation of disaster funds for border

Sen. John Cornyn opposes allocation of disaster funds for border security

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Amidst reports of the Trump administration considering diverting disaster funding to border security, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn voiced his opposition at an event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin Friday afternoon.

“In a normal world, not the alternate universe we're living in now, you would have the two sides get together and work out a negotiated solution, but that takes people negotiating in good faith. So the president is now talking to his lawyers about whether he would have the authority to issue a national emergency and reprogram money that's been allocated for other purposes, but I will tell you that I will oppose any reprogramming of Harvey disaster funds," Sen. Cornyn said. We worked very hard to make sure that the victims of Hurricane Harvey - their concerns are addressed and Texas is able to rebuild. And I think we are all together on that."

This comes the day after he stood side by side with President Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz in McAllen, Texas for an immigration roundtable about the border wall. 

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