Press Release: Senators Lee and Romney must vote for resolution to block Trump’s false emergency


Salt Lake City, UT – In February following President Trump’s unnecessary declaration of a state of emergency over border wall funding, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to block the declaration. This week, the Senate is expected to vote on the resolution, S.J. Res.10. Last week, Alliance for a Better Utah started a petition calling on both Utah Senators to vote for the resolution. The petition, started Thursday, has almost 200 signatures.

“This is a no-brainer for Senators Lee and Romney,” said Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah. “Both Senators have gone on record as being against the emergency declaration. And Senator Lee, since the beginning of his tenure as a Congressman, has been outspoken about executive overreach. This is a perfect time for both Senators to put their votes where their words are and show the country that the Utah way means integrity above party.”


Alliance for a Better Utah is a good government advocacy and watchdog organization based in Salt Lake City. The organization works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. More information at

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