Chairman Crowley Statement on Republican Proposal to Fund Border Wall

July 11, 2017

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after reports indicated that Republicans will include funding in a forthcoming appropriations bill for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border:

“An expensive, ineffective wall along our southern border wasn’t sound policy when President Trump first proposed it, and House Republicans will make this campaign promise even worse by risking a government shutdown to fund it.  Including allocations for this misguided wall in the appropriations process shows just how much Republicans are willing to risk our economic stability to give into the worst proposals from this president. Our border is more secure than ever, and we shouldn’t push forward a border wall that will cost American taxpayers billions. Democrats have long said we will not support funding for a wall, so this proposal is setting the stage for a GOP-driven government shutdown.”