Republican lawmakers introduce measure to close border wall gaps

 February 17, 2023

Two GOP officials are pushing to close gaps in Biden's open southern border.

Republican Senator Ted Budd of North Carolina and Republican Representative Jim Banks of Indiana have proposed the "Build the Wall Now Act" to restart border wall construction and close gaps in the wall.

One of the first decisions President Joe Biden made after taking office was to sign an executive order that halted all border wall construction.

"The legislation would require border wall construction to begin within 24 hours of its signing into law and prohibit Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas from canceling any and all contracts related to border wall construction," reported Breitbart.

"President Biden has created the worst border crisis in American history," Budd said. "Instead of taking steps to solve this crisis, the Biden administration has tried to run out the regulatory clock on border wall construction."

"In particular, Budd and Banks said the legislation would unlock more than $2.1 billion in unspent funds that were previously appropriated to construct wall along the border and opens other previously appropriated funding to be made available until it is all spent," reported Breitbart.

"This administration is letting construction materials that have already been paid for sit and rot rather than finish building President Trump’s border wall and we are all paying the price," Banks said.

Additionally, The National Border Patrol Council, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA, and Heritage Action for America are backing the legislation.

Source: Breitbart