Chair Rodgers: Secure the Border, Sign HALT Fentanyl Act into Law

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s comments on the crisis at our Southern Border at his State of the Union Address: 

“President Biden’s border policy has been nothing short of a catastrophic failure. His open-border agenda is unsustainable, irresponsible, and inhumane. 

“America is less secure today because of President Biden’s border crisis, which he spent three years denying, only to change his tune and attempt to blame Republicans. The American people will not be fooled by his rhetoric and inaction. 

“Energy and Commerce Republicans toured the border and walked the paths used by the cartels to smuggle migrants and illegal drugs into the United States. We met with border patrol personnel who shared how frustrated they are with this administration’s policies—which are making their jobs nearly impossible. 

“The President’s failure to secure the border has made every city in the country a border town. Rather than enforcing the laws on the books or taking action that he has acknowledged he has the authority to do, President Biden has bent to the will of his radical, open-borders political base. 

“This administration should support and pressure the Senate to pass H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act, and H.R. 467, the HALT Fentanyl Act, to strengthen our national security and protect Americans from the scourge of deadly drugs pouring across our border. 

“Every day they do not means another day that communities across the country struggle with the toll of the Biden border crisis. President Biden needs to respond to the concerns of the American people and secure our border immediately.” 

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