Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Border Funds Back in Play

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords had some strong words for the U.S. Senate last week, after they knocked down her bill, the Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, which would allot an extra $701 million to fortify the border.

"Southern Arizonans should be appalled that the United States Senate said ‘no’ to supporting the troops on the border, said ‘no’ to protecting the ranchers in my district who are threatened daily and said ‘no’ to increasing border patrol agents who would help stop the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants into our country," Giffords said in a statement last Friday.

But now she says the bill is back on track.

Giffords' spokesperson, CJ Karamargin, says the bill is scheduled for a vote on the House floor this afternoon.

"We think it's going to pass, but Congress is sometimes an amazing institution," he says.

The bill would put about $350 million into Border Patrol salaries and expenses, and another $30 million into ICE salaries and expenses. The Department of Justice would get roughly $200 million for "necessary expenses for increased law enforcement activities related to Southwest border enforcement." State and local programs would get $50 million, while another $34 would go to acquisition and deployment of unmanned aircraft along the border. Roughly $14 million would go to "Border Security Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology."

Giffords is one of 10 co-sponsors on the bill that was introduced by Rep. David Price of North Carolina.

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