Rep. Van Duyne to Newsmax: Senate ‘Sitting on’ Border Bill

Rep. Van Duyne to Newsmax: Senate 'Sitting on' Border Bill

Rep. Van Duyne to Newsmax: Senate ‘Sitting on’ Border Bill

Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Texas, told Newsmax Wednesday that the Republican-controlled House has tried to put conditions on Ukraine funding and pushed for border security measures but the Senate is “sitting on” the immigration bills the chamber has passed.

“We had a bill on the table … that would fund the government for 30 days, it was a cut in discretionary spending by 30% and it would allow HR 2’s biggest parcels to be pushed forward and forced on a spending bill,” Van Duyne said during an appearance on Newsmax’s “The Chris Salcedo Show.” “We’ve already tried that; we did not have enough Republicans who voted for it.”

HR 2, or the Secure the Border Act of 2023, passed the House in May and makes various changes to immigration law, including putting limits on asylum eligibility and mandating employers use an electronic system to verify the employment eligibility of new employees.

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