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Young votes for budget bill, Braun against, Braun favors emergency declaration

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U.S. Sens. Todd Young, R-Ind., and Mike Braun, R-Ind., both released statements on Thursday following the Senate’s 83-16 vote for legislation to fully fund the government and provide $22.54 billion in total border security funding, including $1.375 billion for 55 new miles of physical barriers in the most needed areas along the southwest border.

Young voted for the bill; Braun, against it.

Young’s statement: “Hoosiers have made it clear that they want border security. While I’m glad an agreement was reached to fund the government, I am disappointed that Democrats refused to fully commit to securing our border. Under the Constitution of the United States, it is the responsibility of Congress to fund border security and fix our broken immigration system. I will continue to urge my Democratic colleagues to put politics aside and come to the table.”

Braun’s statement: “Government shutdowns need to stop, but I cannot support our dysfunctional system of out-of-control government spending through a broken process: it would never work in the private sector and it certainly doesn’t work in Washington. This legislation did not sufficiently address the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border and left President Trump with no other option than to declare a national emergency, which I support.”



Posted 2/15/2019




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