Another BIG win for Trump and America’s security!
Yesterday evening, the House Homeland Security Committee approved a border security bill that includes $10 billion for a border wall.
From The Hill
The Border Security for America Act, proposed by committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), was passed on a party-line 18-12 vote.
The bill includes the $10 billion in border wall funding, $5 billion to improve ports of entry and adds 5,000 agents to both the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection.
The legislation would also authorize the federal government to reimburse states up to $35 million for use of National Guard assets to reinforce border security.
The legislation will head to the House floor amid debate over whether border security provisions should be attached to potential legislation to protect recipients of the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Democrats criticized the bill as a political stunt to appease President Trump, who proposed the border wall as a central point of his campaign.
“There was a time in the not too far distant past when this committee cared for facts, data and results,” said ranking member Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.).
Thompson called the Republican proposal an attempt to “fulfill a misguided campaign promise.”
McCaul praised Trump’s focus on border security and urged the committee to seize the opportunity to legislate on the issue.
“We finally have a partner in the White House who has prioritized this issue, and it’s time for Congress to do its job,” he said.