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Rep. Graves Co-Sponsors Bill to Fully Fund President Trump’s Border Wall

Washington, October 16, 2018 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after co-sponsoring the Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act (H.R. 7059), which provides $23.4 billion to fully fund President Trump’s border wall.

“The wall is a key part of President Trump’s plan to secure the border. After making a $1.6 billion down payment in last year’s government funding bill, this legislation provides all the resources necessary to finish its construction. Despite the claims of open-border Democrats, the wall will help keep criminal illegals out of the homeland, which will make our communities safer and more secure. I look forward to voting for this bill when it’s brought to the House floor in November.”

Below are additional border security investments that were enacted as part of last year’s government funding bill:

• Increased funding for Customs and Border Protection by $1.8 billion

o Includes nearly $656 million for border security technology, including surveillance and communications systems

o Contains more than $138 million to hire and retain Customs and Border Protection officers

• Increased funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement by $641 million, including $16 million to hire 65 more officers and 70 support staffers


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