McCaul Urges Bipartisan Solution for Humanitarian Aid
by Michael McCaul on June 26, 2019 at 2:48 PM
As the Lead Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, I released the following statement after the vote on H.R. 3401, the House Democrats’ border supplemental bill:
Earlier this week I called for immediate humanitarian aid to help the unaccompanied children at our southern border. I stand by this call.
Instead of working with Republicans to find a solution, House Democrats put forward a partisan bill that is more political showmanship than humanitarian aid. The President has already issued a veto threat against it. The Senate is considering a more robust, bipartisan relief package. Over the past several months, Republicans have offered legislative solutions to alleviate the humanitarian and border crisis only to be blocked by Democrats.
The House Democrats’ bill falls woefully short of what’s needed to truly address the situation at the border. Members on both sides of the aisle need to do their jobs. It’s time the Democrats put politics aside and work with Republicans to find a bipartisan solution that secures our borders, fixes our broken immigration laws, and leads with true compassion while honoring the rule of law.