Gosar Offers Amendment To Authorize The Army Corps Of Engineers To Construct Border Wall

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Washington, May 21, 2018 | comments
 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) offered an amendment, cosponsored by Representatives Diane Black (TN-06), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Andy Harris (MD-01), Steve King (IA-04), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Mark Meadows (NC-11), and Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48). The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act would authorize the Army Corps of Engineers, through the Department of Defense, to construct a wall on the southern international border with Mexico, on certain federal lands.

“Our countries porous borders have created a national security issue and the American people have called on Washington to secure our border,” said Congressman Gosar “From April 2017 to April 2018, the number of illegal border crossings more than tripled. Our lack of a strong border wall opens our communities to unnecessary threats from dangerous criminals. My proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act creates a common sense solution that would allow our military to help build the wall to secure our border.”

Background: 
- A large portion of the southern U.S. borderlands are federal, especially in Arizona.
- The amendment would authorize the Department of Defense to construct a wall on the southern international border with Mexico, on certain federal lands.
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