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Rep. Williams Talks Border Security on the House Floor

Jan 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor Wednesday to deliver a speech on the importance of securing our nation’s southern border.

Williams’ remarks are below:

“Madam Speaker, I rise today to call attention to the crisis on our southern border. I stand with the President and my colleagues in the House and Senate in their calls for securing our southern border.

“As the former Secretary of State of Texas, I was the Chief Liaison for the Texas Border and Mexican Affairs. My experience in that role taught me that our border was vulnerable, and sadly, that remains true today.

“While I was Texas Secretary of State, and now as the Representative for Texas’ 25th District, I am encouraged by all that our border patrol and federal law enforcement agents do to protect this great nation.

“However, I am disappointed that my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have abandoned reason and asked these patriots to do more with less.

“The federal government should provide all the resources necessary to secure our border, not make it more vulnerable.

“Our agents need more boots on ground, more advanced technology, and ultimately, a barrier to keep those who may not want to do the right thing, out.

“Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to come back to the table. Negotiate in good faith, re-open our government and protect the sovereignty of the United States of America.

“In God we trust, I yield back.”

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