Congressman Woodall Commits to Resolving Border Security Crisis


Date: Jan. 9, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

Today, the Democrat-led U.S. House passed the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, which failed to provide requested border security reforms to address the crisis at America's southern border. Instead of working with House Republicans to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, Democratic Leadership has walked away from the negotiating table.

"It is clear, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer fail to understand that one of the most important functions of government is to protect and serve its citizens. Rather than address this real problem head-on, they have chosen to shamelessly use it to their political advantage. In a majority-minority district that prides itself on diversity, we understand the value of a robust immigration system while ensuring our borders are secure," said Congressman Woodall. "This funding path forward is designed to circumvent the President's request for increased border security assets, and as a result, simply kicks the can down the road."

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes significant portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. He currently serves on the Rules Committee as well as the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.