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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Congressman Andy Harris’ Statement on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019

February 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement about the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019:

“This bill is a quickly spun-up piece of legislation of over 1,000 pages which none of us had enough time to read and fully digest.  It fails to provide enough funding to secure our border with new wall construction.  I support the president’s efforts to fully fund comprehensive border security by potentially re-allocating unused funds from other programs, such as counter-narcotics programs directly related to the flow of illegal drugs across our southern border.  The bill also failed to address the urgent H-2B temporary worker visa shortage problem that affects so many small businesses in the First Congressional District of Maryland and nationwide.”

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