WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after the House passed a stopgap spending bill that contains $5.7 billion for border construction and almost $7.8 billion in disaster relief aid.
“I voted to support a bill that keeps the government open, improves border security, and provides disaster relief aid. The House passed this bill by 217 to 185. The budget process is dysfunctional, but this bill provides a path forward while funding border security and disaster relief, two things the country needs. The Senate should pass it.”