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Senator Marsha Blackburn says it’s Past Time for Congress to Act on Border Crisis

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor about the dire need for additional resources to secure the southern border following her trip to the El Paso Texas sector last week.

On Officials at the Border: “They are carrying out their job every single day. I am grateful to them for their service. I am so impressed by their resolve to protect this nation. They go out underfunded, disrespected, not knowing what they are going to encounter.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.
Senator Marsha Blackburn.

“Without Americans knowing, they are blessing our lives every single day, because they show up and do the job that is in front of them without proper resources because there has not been bipartisan agreement in here”

“Every day they go home and they have encountered people that have measles, mumps, H1N1 flu, TB, scabies, lice – that is what they are exposed to everyday as they do their job. Health care is not their job. Securing the southern border is their job.”

On Agreement with Mexico

“I applaud the efforts of the president for dealing with Mexico and having them secure their southern border and having them pull out their National Guard to make sure that these cartels are not able to operate in Mexico.”

On Need for Resources

“At just one station in the El Paso sector, $26,000 a day is spent on food – just food. And where are they getting this money? Because it is not appropriated, they are taking it out of their operations budget. This is why they need us to surge resources to the southern border.”


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