Sen. Johnson Urges Leadership to Allow Time for Thorough Review on Proposed Border Bill

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), joined Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) Ranking Member Rand Paul, M.D. (R-Ky.), along with three of their HSGAC GOP colleagues, in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urging that any proposed bill affecting border security should undergo careful consideration by the committees of jurisdiction — which includes HSGAC. 

In the letter, the senators highlighted the need for all members to be afforded the opportunity to thoroughly review and consider any proposed changes that have significant impacts on our nation’s security, immigration system, and taxpayers. The senators also requested that the government officials tasked with implementing these proposals testify publicly to enhance transparency and ensure members are fully informed of the potential consequences of these changes prior to consideration on the Senate floor.

Sens. Johnson and Paul are joined on this letter by Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.).

Full text of the letter can be found here.