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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Harris Sponsors Border Security Amendment to Cromnibus

September 26, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On Tuesday, September 25, Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) offered a border wall amendment to H.R. 6157, the House bill funding defense, labor, HHS, and education, and continuing funding for other government agencies. His amendment would remove restrictions on Customs and Border Patrol funding for construction of new walls along our southern border.

Congressman Harris made the following statement on the amendment:

“Violent, criminal gangs like MS-13 are an increasing problem and remain a critical threat to our nation. My amendment removes Congressionally-imposed restrictions on Customs and Border Patrol authority to use border security funds for whatever purpose they feel most effective, including the construction of a border wall. The amendment would allow funding for the deployment of new sections and new designs of the border wall as President Trump and Customs and Border Patrol deem necessary. I am committed to keeping our promise to the American people to secure our nation. I am confident that my amendment will allow just that.”

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