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A No Vote Is a Vote for Border Security

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Washington, January 11, 2019 | comments

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 264, H.R. 265, H.R. 266 and H.R. 267, the Democrat appropriations legislation that fails to fund President Trump’s border wall: 

“We absolutely should reopen the government, but all of these bills fail to address the one issue that can actually end the shutdown, and that is border security. Last week, Speaker Pelosi declared a wall an “immorality,” and this week Democrats continue to deny there is a crisis along our southern border. You cannot ignore the facts, however. Illegal border crossings between San Diego, El Paso, Tuscan and Yuma have all dropped over 90 percent since wall or fencing have been built. I take securing our southern border seriously, and after seeing it with my own eyes, I fully support President Trump’s reasonable request for funds to continue constructing a physical barrier along that border. Rather than wasting time on legislation that has absolutely no chance of becoming law, we need to sit down and come together on a solution that will fund border security and reopen the government. There is a humanitarian crisis on our border and it will only worsen if we do not take these essential steps.”
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