Speak­er John­son Rips Sen­ate For­eign Aid Pack­age For Lack­ing ‘Real’ Bor­der Secu­ri­ty Pro­vi­sions

Speaker Johnson Rips Senate Foreign Aid Package For Lacking ‘Real’ Border Security Provisions

House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) crit­i­cized the rough­ly $95 bil­lion for­eign aid pack­age mak­ing its way through the Demo­c­rat-con­trolled Sen­ate.
A state­ment he released on Mon­day warned against a final prod­uct that lacks “real” bor­der secu­ri­ty pro­vi­sions after the Sen­ate reject­ed a bipar­ti­san immi­gra­tion deal tacked onto the nation­al secu­ri­ty sup­ple­men­tal leg­is­la­tion last week.

My state­ment on Senate’s fail­ure to address the most crit­i­cal aspect of nation­al secu­ri­ty sup­ple­men­tal leg­is­la­tion: pic.twitter.com/ENjJ0WzKsK
— Speak­er Mike John­son (@SpeakerJohnson) Feb­ru­ary 13, 2024

Although John­son said the Sen­ate “did the right thing” by reject­ing the bor­der pro­vi­sions he deemed to be “insuf­fi­cient,” the speak­er said sen­a­tors “should have gone back to the draw­ing board” to change the bill and address the “ongo­ing cat­a­stro­phe.”

John­son said that “in the absence of havin …