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Press Releases - Blackburn Calls For Senate Action On House Border Fence Bill

Location: Washington, DC

'The stalling has got to stop'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-7th District) issued the following statement today in response to Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter's (R-PA) comments Tuesday opposing Senate action on H.R. 6061, the Secure Fence Act. The House passed the legislation last week by a bipartisan vote of 238 to 138.

"After weeks of Congressional hearings across the country, it is more than obvious that Americans want to see real border security," Blackburn said. "I don't know how some in the Senate managed to miss that fact. The House has produced a bill with strong bipartisan support that would focus on the crux of the problem -- illegal entry. We have bipartisan support for construction of 700 miles of fencing and surveillance across our southern border. I know there are many in the Senate who welcome the effort to secure the border and it's my hope they will make their support clear."

"Border security should not be a casualty of a comprehensive reform plan the American people do not support."


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