WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) spoke on the House floor is support of H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act of 2023. Democrats in Congress unanimously oppose the border security legislation.
Congressman Higgins is the senior Republican on the Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Border Security subcommittee. The 213-page bill being debated is the most significant border security legislation ever brought to the House floor.
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Congressman Higgins’ remarks are below:
“I thank the Chairman and thank Mr. Speaker. My, my, my, my colleagues across the aisle. So we have a short memory, we don’t have a short memory. This has seemed like an eternity, the last two years, we had no idea as a nation, that this much injury could be brought upon our country in this short period of time.
H.R. 2 is the strongest border security package that has ever been brought to the floor in this body.
And why, as the majority party, the Republicans that were elected into power by the American people last year, why have we drafted this bill over the course of the last year, carefully and strategically? Because we’re responding to the total collapse of our sovereignty at the southern border, brought upon America, by my colleagues across the aisle.
If you want more of what you see on the TV today, then by all means, America can support my Democratic colleagues and their policies because those are the policies that have brought this disaster upon our nation.
H.R. 2 address it aggressively. Our southern border, is no longer a sovereign border, wherein America controls the northern portion, and Mexico controls the southern.
It’s now a theater of engagement, controlled by the cartels, H.R. 2 corrects it. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to stand in support of H.R. 2 because it addresses aggressively.
The injury that our nation suffers brought upon us by weak, disastrous policies out of the Democrat Executive Branch, White House and Democrat majority control for the last four years.
Mr. Chairman, I urge strong support of H.R. 2, and I yield the balance of my time.”