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House GOP Leadership Joint Statement on Anniversary of Passage of H.R. 2

WASHINGTON – Today, Majority Whip Emmer, Speaker Johnson, Majority Leader Scalise, and Republican Conference Chairwoman Stefanik issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the House passing H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act:


“Over the past three and a half years, President Biden has ceded operational control of the southern border to drug cartels and has welcomed untold millions of inadmissible aliens into our country. Because of Biden‘s policies, traffickers, smugglers, persons on the terrorism watchlist, and other dangerous criminals are now crossing our border every day. Meanwhile, fentanyl poisoning has become a leading cause of death in America, and our own innocent citizens, such as Laken Riley, have been murdered by violent criminals who the Biden Administration released.


“Last year, House Republicans acted to stop the madness by passing the Secure the Border Act, which would increase the number of border patrol agents, resume construction of the border wall, end Biden’s policy of catch-and-release, stop Mayorkas’ abuse of CBP One, and ban taxpayer funds from flowing to NGOs moving illegal aliens around the country.


“For an entire year, Senator Schumer has refused to consider our legislation for a vote, allowing this catastrophe to continue unabated. It is wrong and it is costing American lives every day.  On this anniversary, we demand the Senate bring H.R. 2 up for a vote. The American people deserve a government that actually cares about their safety and security, and will uphold the rule of law.”