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WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after voting today in favor of a Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations package:

“This package isn’t perfect, but it’s a good start toward protecting our southern border.  It’s not $5.7 billion, but it’s also not the bounced check that Democrats wanted to write.  Border walls work, and they’re needed to stop violent, illegal immigrants from getting into this country,” said Sen. Kennedy. “The package also gives the Coast Guard a pay raise.  Active duty members will receive a 2.6% boost in pay, and they deserve it.”