Monday, November 30, 2020

Ted Cruz Gathers Lawmakers to Oppose Republican Border Bill

blog post 7-31

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Cruz, along with about two dozen conservative Congressmen, are set to oppose the House Republican-backed border bill, which calls for $659 million to be allocated to federal agencies in order to better secure the border.

These conservative lawmakers believe the bill does not go far enough, with Cruz stating that “Congress cannot hope to solve this problem without addressing the fundamental cause of it.”

House leadership, including Boehner and McCarthy, would be hurt politically if their bill were to be voted down. Accordingly, they are now trying to allow for a vote on separate language that would diminish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which many Republicans believe is the source of the current crisis.

Even so, the White House has threated to veto the House bill, arguing that the plan “could make the situation worse, not better.”

Many Congressmen, and the American people, are becoming increasingly worried that no bill will be passed before the August recess. “My constituents back home don’t understand why in the world we would leave without fixing this problem,” said Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), echoing the sentiments on many on the Hill.

There has been a great deal of talk from both sides of the aisle about wanting to remedy the ongoing situation, yet it appears as if the current impasse in Congress might hinder any true progress.

Fox News Latino