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House Democrats Perpetuate the Escalating Border Crisis

June 25, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats passed H.R. 3401, the House Democrat Border Supplemental Appropriations Act. Congressman Biggs voted against the bill and issued the following statement:

“Our Border Patrol and ICE agents are short-staffed and under-equipped due to the escalating crisis at the border perpetuated by the cartels and my Democrat colleagues. If this bill were to become law, our agents on the front lines would further have their hands tied in trying to bring our southern border under control. This bill does nothing to secure our border, address the massive influx of illegal aliens, or close the asylum loopholes that are being exploited by criminal cartels.  It is irresponsible legislation that encourages the rampant lawlessness at the border.

“Congress has the power to solve this crisis. Instead, Speaker Pelosi and her conference are doing nothing; we are worsening the situation. We are abandoning our Border Patrol and ICE agents and innocent Americans around the country who are affected by this crisis. We are sacrificing our safety and sovereignty to please the open-borders special interests. This is dereliction of duty, and the American people should not stand for this bureaucratic insanity any longer. They deserve better from Washington, D.C.”

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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.