Rep. Cuellar: Supports Strong Border Security Without a 14th Century Wall
Advocates for more technology, personnel, equipment, ports of entry infrastructure, and more
Washington | Olya Voytovich, DC Press Secretary (202-226-1583); Leslie Martinez, District Press Secretary (956-286-6007), December 18, 2018
As a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) understands the importance of keeping the federal government funded. Congress has passed five of twelve spending bills in FY19, which leaves seven bills, which are set to expire at midnight on December 21. These bills include funding for the Department of Homeland Security, the federal agency at the center of the debate regarding President Trump’s border wall.
Last January, Congressman Cuellar spoke with President Trump during a bipartisan meeting at the White House, explaining why a border wall is not an effective policy and enumerating a variety of security measures that would help strengthen operations at the U.S.-Mexico border. A year later, he still stands behind his remarks. He stated the following:
Watch Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) discuss alternatives to constructing a border wall with President Trump during a bipartisan meeting at the White House on January 9, 2018 above. Source: NowThis News