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House Democrats Block Funding to Address Humanitarian Crisis at Southern Border

June 13, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, House Democrats blocked over a dozen requests to consider $4.5 billion in supplemental funding to deal with the humanitarian crisis at America’s southern border. Congressman Biggs joined Congressman Chip Roy to call attention to this travesty of inaction on the part of Democrats as they started floor consideration of H.R. 2740 - Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Congressman Biggs released the following statement:

“America’s southern border is in a state of chaos. The Border Patrol encounters tens of thousands of illegal aliens every month, and agents are running out of resources to process and to care for them. If Democrats have the compassion they habitually claim to have for women and children, they should join Republicans in supporting appropriations for resources to house, care for, and feed these individuals. Unfortunately, Democrats won’t allow a vote for President Trump’s request. I call on my colleagues from across the aisle to unite with Republicans to confront this humanitarian crisis at the border and approve this vital funding.”


Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.