Steny Hoyer: We’re for Border Security; We Want to Strengthen Border Security

‘We ought to pass that agreement and leave for later, if necessary, the big disagreement over the wall’

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HOYER: "I don’t know whether the President will accept it. My assumption is he will. Or McConnell would not have offered it. McConnell has offered it. As you just said, we’re just punting the ball down the road a little bit. Nothing is solved. We’re delaying the decision. The fact is, Neil, as you know, we have an agreement on 95, 96 percent of the seven remaining appropriation bills. We ought to pass that agreement and just leave for later, if necessary, the big disagreement he have over the wall. I think McCain knows that he’s not going to pass the wall through the Senate and he’s certainly not going to be able pass the wall through the House next year. We’re for border security. We want to strengthen border security. We’ve done that in the homeland security bill. But it’s not the wall from the President’s standpoint. So we’re kicking the ball down the road and more doubt about whether the Government will operate effectively in February. That’s unfortunate from my standpoint."

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