Senate Skirting its Responsibility to Act
The House has passed more than 340 bills that are awaiting action on the Senate doorstep. Among those bills that the Senate has not taken up, one of the most important is the border security bill the House passed before the August district work period.
The Senate is, frankly, skirting its responsibility to act itself. The president is afraid of the American people and knows that what he wants to do is not popular and not supported by a majority of Americans.
I also urge the Senate and President Obama to take up the border security measures recently passed by the House because it is imperative that we do everything in our power to secure the homeland against threats. I am very concerned about the security of our Southern border. A nation that is serious about the security of its people must also be serious about the security of its borders.