Press Release

Rep. Cuellar Speaks Out Against Diversion of Wall Funding

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WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 | Rafael Benavides ((956) 725-0639) | comments
Last night, Republican leadership quietly decided to move the $1.6 billion in funding for President Trump’s border wall from the House Appropriations Homeland Security spending bill to an omnibus spending package for the Department of Defense and a handful of other related agencies.

Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) today responded with the following statement:

“I am disappointed by this decision to move funding for the President’s senseless border wall to the Department of Defense omnibus spending package without a vote. Adding this funding for the wall to the defense spending measure, against regular order, is an attempt to ensure its passage through the House early next week without time for full review. We owe it to our constituents to debate the rationality behind this expensive project. I will continue to listen to my constituents and emphasize to my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, that a wall is nothing more than an inefficient 14th Century solution to a 21st Century problem.”
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