Rep. Jackson Introduces Legislation to Help Border Communities Abandoned by The Biden Administration
Washington, February 2, 2023
WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced the Reimbursing Border Communities Act of 2023. This legislation would reimburse communities along the southern border of the United States which have been left with the responsibility and costs of securing our southern border because of the Biden administration’s failed open-border policies.
Jackson said: “For the past two years, the Biden administration’s failed border policies have left our border communities on their own to deal with the influx of illegal immigrants crossing our southern border. Drug dealers, human traffickers, and cartel members are marching through these communities and devastating everything in their path, yet Biden is still silent. Our border communities should not be paying for Biden’s America-last agenda. That is why I am introducing legislation to reimburse our border communities for the security expenses they spent to combat a crisis created by the Biden administration. We need security above all else at the border; strengthening our border communities is the first step.”
Jackson is a member of the Border Security Caucus. The bill text can be found here.
NumbersUSA has endorsed this bill.
Representatives Nathaniel Moran (R-TX), Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Michael Burgess (R-TX), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), and Don Bacon (R-NE) have cosponsored Jackson’s legislation.