Text: H.R.522 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/11/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 522


To prohibit the creation of manufactured emergencies in order to build border walls.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 11, 2019

Ms. Meng (for herself, Ms. Frankel, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, and Ms. Jayapal) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To prohibit the creation of manufactured emergencies in order to build border walls.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “No Walls Act”.

SEC. 2. No national emergency declarations for border walls during shutdowns.

(a) In general.—No funds made available by any act of law may be used to declare a national emergency with respect to immigration concerns at America’s southern border with Mexico or to erect any new border barriers, including fencing or walls, pursuant to a declaration of a national emergency.

(b) Applicability.—Subsection (a) shall be enforced during periods in which any Federal agency experiences a lapse in appropriations.