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ICYMI: Rep. Cuellar Stops New Money for Border Wall in Government Funding Bill

Laredo | Tony Wen, Press Secretary (202-856-8750), March 26, 2024

In case you missed it, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, voted on Friday to pass the remaining six government funding bills to keep the government open.

In this bipartisan package, supported by the National Border Patrol Council, Ranking Member Cuellar successfully fought to prohibit new funding for border wall construction in FY24.

“A border wall is a fourteenth-century solution to a twenty-first-century problem that does nothing to stop people from crossing the border,” said Ranking Member Cuellar. “In my first year as the top Democrat overseeing the Department of Homeland Security’s budget, I am proud to have successfully fought against wasteful border wall construction. In South Texas, we know border walls do not work. Instead, we are making meaningful investments back into our hardworking DHS workforce, including frontline Border Patrol Agents and CBP Officers. I will continue to support smart border security solutions that will strengthen our federal border law enforcement while cracking down on fentanyl trafficking.”