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Sen. Kennedy: ‘Congress missed a prime opportunity to fully fund a border wall’

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted Wednesday to pass a continuing resolution that funds the federal government and reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Feb. 8, 2019.

 “Congress missed a prime opportunity to strengthen our border security and fully fund a border wall,” said Sen. Kennedy. “Border walls work.  The liberal Democrats in Congress know that, which is why they won’t support it.  Most of them don’t believe illegal immigration is illegal, and they want open borders.  The much-needed border wall funding should have been tied to the ‘criminal justice’ bill that the Democrats so desperately wanted.   I am disappointed, but I take solace in the fact that we were able to avoid a lapse in the National Flood Insurance Program. Five million families depend on the NFIP, and we need to agree on a long-term reform. For now, I will keep fighting to fund the program in order to protect Louisiana families.”