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Bacon Stands for National Security with No Vote on Bills Lacking Funds for Border Security

Washington, DC, January 4, 2019

Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today stood on the side of national security and our nation’s Border Patrol by voting no on two funding bills offered by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats. Neither bill included funding for enhanced border security measures, including a wall in specific areas, as requested by the Border Patrol.

“Speaker Pelosi is offering zero compromise when it comes to the security of our nation, by not offering any money for the enhanced border security measures that the men and women on our nation’s frontline have begged for,” said Rep. Bacon. “She is willfully disregarding those with first-hand knowledge and experience and these bills showed Speaker Pelosi and the far left that is pushing her, has no interest in solving this problem.”

Rep. Bacon noted that he had considered voting for one of the bills but couldn’t because it was not a clean continuing resolution and was being used as an opportunity to fund pro-abortion international programs and the Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS).

“WOTUS hurt Nebraska’s agri-business by placing burdensome regulations on our farmers, ranchers, landowners, county governments and others that unnecessarily delayed infrastructure projects and conservation,” said Rep. Bacon. “WOTUS was the prime example of government overreach and resulted in costly compliance measures as it was intended to regulate navigable waters; not puddles and irrigation ditches.”

These bills, coupled with the fact that the Democrats present at yesterday’s White House meeting refused to listen to a briefing from the Secretary of Homeland Security on the threats we face from an unsecured border,” continued Rep. Bacon. “They are not serious about solving these problems, which is evidenced by Speaker Pelosi’s lack of willingness to compromise; a funding agreement will require both sides to meet somewhere in the middle.”