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Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Border Wall Funding Report

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Washington, January 5, 2018 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement today about the Wall Street Journal’s report that the Trump Administration plans to spend $18 billion on a border wall with Mexico.

“I am appalled by this report that President Trump wants to waste $18 billion of taxpayer money on an ill-considered border wall.  If the story is accurate, it’s deeply concerning.  As the top Democrat on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I am acutely aware of America's security funding priorities.  We will not address our security needs by building this wall.

“I urge the administration to join our fight to fund real solutions that keep Americans safe.  The wall isn’t a solution, it’s a slogan.”

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