LATEST SENATOR McCASKILL
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, requested a briefing on how the Department of Homeland Security will pay for the first part of their border wall construction plans. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, McCaskill laid out her questions on the total cost of the border wall and how prototype wall structures will be funded.
“Securing our border is a key national security issue, and it’s irresponsible of the Department of Homeland Security to move forward with a border wall without laying out how they’ll pay for it or conducting a cost-benefit analysis,” McCaskill said. “As I saw firsthand during my trip to the border last month, making our border more secure is a complicated, important task—and we need to ensure that our efforts use taxpayer funds responsibly.”
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