Hoeven Opposes $120 Billion Border and Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement opposing the Senate’s border and security supplemental. The legislation does not include strong enforcement provisions to force the Biden administration to uphold our immigration laws, while spending nearly $120 billion.

“The Biden administration has failed to enforce existing immigration laws and instead allowed the crisis at our southern border to grow. That’s why we made it clear from the start of these negotiations that border security legislation should include metrics and strong enforcement mechanisms. Unfortunately, this legislation does not include provisions to ensure that the Biden administration will enforce the law and close the border. We are also concerned that the legislation goes well-beyond military assistance to our allies and instead spends billions for economic and non-military aid.

“At the same time, House leadership has already declared the bill dead on arrival in the House. We need to find an agreement to secure the border and support our allies that can pass both the House and Senate, and be signed into law.”