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CHC Chair Statement on Republican Proposal to Fund Border Wall

Jul 12, 2017
Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Washington, D.C. - Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement after Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee unveiled a bill that includes $1.6 billion in taxpayer funds for President Trump’s border wall:
“The people who know the border the best, whether it’s companies or lawmakers, border communities, trade groups, economists, and law enforcement officials, both Republicans and Democrats, all agree that building a wall is unnecessary, impractical, ineffective, and a complete waste of time and taxpayer money. Yet in their rush to fulfill President Trump’s isolationist and anti-immigrant campaign promises, House Republicans are willing to jeopardize the economic security of our nation on a misguided and costly proposal that will grind to a halt the funding of our government. A multi-billion dollar wall funded by taxpayers is irresponsible and serves no purpose other than to score political points. I will not support funding for a wall and will call on all Members of Congress, regardless of party, to do the same.”
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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.
Media Contact:
Carlos Paz Jr.