IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 4, 2019
Mr. Udall (for himself, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Harris, Ms. Cortez Masto, Mr. Merkley, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Markey, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Booker, Mr. Menendez, Ms. Hirono, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Leahy, and Mr. Reed) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations
To prohibit the use of amounts appropriated for military construction or the Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from Congress.
This Act may be cited as the
Restrictions Against Illegitimate Declarations for Emergency Re-appropriations Act of 2019 or the
RAIDER Act of 2019.
Restriction on use of emergency funds for construction of barriers or land seizure along the southern border
Notwithstanding section 201 of the National Emergencies Act of 1976 (50 U.S.C. 1621), section 2808 of title 10, United States Code, section 923 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2293), or any other provision of law, no funds appropriated or otherwise made available prior to the date of the enactment of this Act may be used for the construction of barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from Congress.