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Feds Must Reimburse Texas for $2.8 Billion in Border Security Costs

Insider's Report Vol. 11 No. 1


Yesterday, I called on the federal government to reimburse Texas for $2.8 billion in costs unfairly borne by Texas taxpayers as a result of Washington’s failure to meet its constitutional responsibility to secure the border.

Along with my Republican colleagues, I make one final request of the Obama Administration: do your constitutional duty and reimburse Texas for your failure to secure the border. The drug epidemic, the growing sex trade and the surge in unaccompanied minors stem from a crisis of lawlessness on our southern border. For years, Texas has stood in the gap. With a new administration coming into office, we hope the tide will turn and that the federal government will do its duty so that Texas no longer has to.

Texas has gone beyond the call of duty in defending America’s border, doing so at great cost to our taxpayers. If the Obama Administration refuses to meet our request, we are hopeful President-elect Trump will give it due consideration so that we can make our communities, schools and hospitals whole.

Click Here to view the video of yesterday's press conference.