House Passes Funding for Border Security

February 15, 2019
Press Release

Tonight, the House of Representatives passed legislation to avoid a government shutdown and to secure our nation’s borders. President Donald Trump supports the legislation and is expected to sign it tomorrow.

The legislation has:

$1.37 billion for 55 miles of additional wall or physical barriers on the southern border.

$14.9 billion for Customs and Border Patrol, an increase of $950 million over last year.

$7.6 billion for ICE, an increase of $500 million over last year.

Congressman John Moolenaar voted for the legislation and made the following statement:

“It is vital that our nation has secure borders. I voted for tonight’s legislation because it increases funding for border security, which will help prevent the flow of illegal immigration, human trafficking, and deadly drugs, including opioids and fentanyl, at our southern border. President Trump supports this legislation because it is an important step forward in securing our nation’s borders and protecting the American people.”