Ted Cruz Again Opposes Bipartisan Government Funding Bill, Including Millions in New Funding to Secure the Border

DALLAS – Today Ted Cruz once again voted against a package of government funding bills that would keep critical federal agencies open, and boost funding for border security and the Department of Homeland Security. Congressman Colin Allred voted in support of the bipartisan bill, and joined his colleagues in the Democrats for Border Security Task Force in touting the new funds. The Senate voted 74-24 to pass the bill, with Senator John Cornyn in support.

“Today Ted Cruz voted against securing our border and once again put partisan politics ahead of Texas,” said Allred. “I was proud to join a bipartisan coalition to not only fund critical government programs and agencies, but to increase funds to secure our border. This agreement helps fund a record 22,000 Border Patrol Agents, invest in new technology to detect fentanyl and deliver more resources to support our border communities as they deal with this crisis. I will always work with folks in both parties to deliver for Texas and this bill is a good step.”

This is the second of two funding deadlines Congress had to meet to keep the government fully open, and Allred has consistently called for bipartisan compromise to do just that. 

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