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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), vice chairman of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to the growing crisis along our Southern Border and President Obama’s request for nearly $4 billion in supplemental funding to address it.
“We ought not lose sight of the fact that a reason we are facing this disastrous situation is in part due to President Obama’s refusal to enforce the laws of this land," said Rep. Price. "Additional funding may or may not help address the current crisis. But the bigger challenge is that the Obama Administration is unable or unwilling to articulate a competent strategy on how it hopes to restore the rule of law and prioritize security along the border. It’s why President Obama remains the biggest obstacle to getting any sort of immigration reform accomplished. It’s why the American people have an understandable lack of trust and confidence.
“The severity of this situation demands a serious response, and House Republicans are committed to such a response. That means doing more than Washington's favorite pastime of just throwing more money at the problem. If the president wants us to increase funding for immigration law enforcement than he needs to enforce immigration laws."