Missouri Republican Rep. Jason Smith is calling for legal action from state attorneys general over Joe Biden’s decision to freeze appropriated funds for the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In a letter obtained by The Daily Caller, Smith, a top Republican on the House Budget Committee, believes Biden may have committed a serious violation.
When Biden froze border wall funds back in January, Smith argues that he may have violated the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, “which reasserted Congress’ sole authority over budgetary spending.”
“Rep. Jason Smith alleges in the letter, first obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation, that Biden’s January decision was a violation of the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, which reasserted Congress’ sole authority over budgetary spending. Smith argued that while the Government Accountability Office said that Biden’s change to a budget President Donald Trump signed into law was a ‘policy choice’ and not in violation, it has ruled differently on previous issues with different presidents,” The Daily Caller reported.