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Members of House Homeland Security Panels Oppose Plan to Divert Border Security Funding

Members of House Homeland Security Panels Oppose Plan to Divert Border Security Funding

Washington – October 14, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Democratic Members of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, led by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and the House Homeland Security Committee, led by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02), sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee voicing opposition to language in the Senate-approved highway bill (H.R. 22) that would divert customs revenue away from border security needs to fund future highway projects.

In their letter, the Members write:

“It is critical that any increases in Customs User Fees, including additional revenue from indexing current fees to inflation, be applied to sorely needed border security needs, including the need for increases to CBP Officer staffing to strengthen America’s border security and economy. We strongly urge you to reject the diversion of Customs User Fees to pay for unrelated projects in the highway bill or, for that matter, any other legislation.”

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