Hoeven Statement After First Meeting of the Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Committee

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the first meeting of the Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Committee:

“Today’s meeting provided an opportunity to lay out our priorities for an agreement to fund border security. We need strong border security, including physical barriers, technology and additional border security and law enforcement personnel. Not only do we need all three to secure the border, but these provisions have had bipartisan support in the past and are the priorities laid out by border security professionals. I pressed our conference committee group to listen to the professionals and provide them with the support they need to secure the border.”