Stop Trump from stealing from the military to build his wall

On May 15 Adam Smith, along with other House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Democrats, introduced a bill that would limit Trump’s ability to take money out of military construction funds to build his wall. The bill prevents executive overreach by capping national emergency military construction authority at $250 million per emergency, and reinforcing other restrictions on using the military construction budget as a personal piggy bank.

Congress has voted and already allotted $1.2 million to border security that does not include Trump’s wall - Adam Smith’s bill would help prevent Trump from finding a loophole and finding the funding anyway. Let’s call Adam Smith to thank him, and ask our Senators to introduce a companion bill in the Senate.

ACTION: Stop Trump from stealing from the military to build his wall

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith: DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180

Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Script for Rep Smith:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE] to express my support for H.R. 2762, the bill that Rep. Smith and other HASC Democrats introduced to restrict Trump’s ability to use the military construction budget to build his wall. Trump should not be allowed to divert money from necessary projects in order to fund a vanity project that is not supported by Congress or the American people. I’d like to thank Rep. Smith for introducing it.”

Script for Rep Jayapal:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE] to express my support for H.R. 2762, the bill that Rep. Smith and other HASC Democrats introduced to restrict Trump’s ability to use the military construction budget to build his wall. Trump should not be allowed to divert money from necessary projects in order to fund a vanity project that is not supported by Congress or the American people. I’d like to ask Rep. Jayapal to support this bill by cosponsoring and voting in favor. Thank you.”

Script for Senators:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE] to express my support for H.R. 2762, the bill that Rep. Smith and other HASC Democrats introduced in the House to restrict Trump’s ability to use the military construction budget to build his wall. Trump should not be allowed to divert money from necessary projects in order to fund a vanity project that is not supported by Congress or the American people. I’d like to ask [Senator] to introduce similar legislation in the Senate to pave the way to getting these restrictions on the books.”

Background:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2762

https://armedservices.house.gov/2019/5/hasc-democrats-introduce-bill-to-limit-dod-s-authority-to-reprogram-military-construction-funds