Skip to comments.HUNTER FIGHTING TO OVERTURN HOUSE DEMOCRATS FENCE REDUCTION
Posted on 12/18/2007 1:34:32 PM PST by pissant
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2007
CONTACT: Gary Becks (619) 334-1655, firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C.Presidential candidate Congressman Duncan Hunter returned to Washington this morning to immediately begin his efforts to overturn provisions contained in a Democratic spending bill that eliminates current legal requirements for double-layered border fencing. Congress last year passed legislation authored by Hunter, the Secure Fence Act, mandating double-layered fencing and related infrastructure at strategic entry points along the Southwest border.
Now is the time when those who take the threat to our nations borders seriously stand up and be counted, said Hunter. Last year, Congress successfully passed legislation that mandated a double fence requirement based on the success of the border fence weve built in San Diego. The Democrat majority in this Congress has taken it upon themselves to overturn federal law to pursue a policy that does nothing but harm our border enforcement capabilities. This is not leadership, it is irresponsibility.
Border enforcement is too serious of an issue to pursue only when politically convenient at election time. If Congress is to reverse its border stance after just one year, what message does that send to illegal immigrants and drug smugglers who are watching to see how serious we are about protecting Americas borders? I believe we must uphold our nations immigration laws, support our agents serving on the border and protect our border communities and I am going to make every effort to overturn the damage this Democrat leadership has caused.
H.R. 2764, a bill that provides funding for several federal departments and agencies, was brought to the House floor and passed late last evening by the Democratic leadership. Not only does the bill contain provisions removing all specific locations as outlined by the Secure Fence Act, it also removes all requirements to construct any fencing or physical barriers along the border. This action basically repeals the Secure Fence Act and undermines past efforts to secure our nations border.
H.R. 2764 has been referred to the Senate for consideration and then will be returning to the House with any changes in the form of a conference report. Congressman Hunter is working with his colleagues in both the House and Senate to ensure that these dangerous provisions do not remain in the final version of the funding bill.
Hunter is a good man. For whatever reason people are just not connecting to him. He would make a great vp and maybe once people become more aware of who he is, he would make a great upcoming candidate. I just dont think his time is now by the lack of recognition...but I would not count him out in the future.
If fences don’t work, then Bush should remove the one surrounding the White House.
North Korea has a fence to keep people in. Probably not the best example.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
He should CONFRONT Bush and his administration ALSO on this subject.
In or out. Fences can work.
I would have gone with the Israeli fence.
IF Hunter gets this past I will vote for him in 2008~!
Do we have to do this “WHERE”S THE FENCE” phone calling again?
Don't know if this is original to you, but it's a great thought. Would make a terrific tagline!
There’s also a manned fence at Kennebunkport and in TX at the ranch.
This fence isn’t going to be built. It’s all political posturing. It costs too much, and people don't want to give up their property to build it. That's reality.
Put it on the Mex side - get a 300 yr lease.
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