Mast Blasts Senate, Urges Passage of the Secure the Border Act

Mast Blasts Senate, Urges Passage of the Secure the Border Act

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
August 24, 2023

Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) is calling for the Senate to pass the Secure the Border Act after the House of Representatives approved the bill in May. The last time the upper chamber took any action on the bill occurred just four days after the bill was passed upon party lines (219-213).

Rep. Mast believes the legislation is “common sense” that “Joe Biden does not seem to get.”

“If we don’t have borders, we don’t have a country. Every day, I’m grateful to the outstanding men and women serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and with Customs and Border Patrol because it’s clear that those on the ground understand that fundamental principle,” stated Rep. Mast.

He continued, “Joe Biden does not seem to get that. Since he’s been in office, there have been more than 1.5 million “gotaways” - that we know of. And just last month, the number of border encounters jumped by more than 30 percent. At the same time, mayors of deep-blue cities who have boasted about their “sanctuary city” status, have been complaining about the “onslaught” of migrants in their town. There were problems on our southern border, but with Joe Biden in the Oval Office, it’s become a complete and total crisis - and folks on both sides of the aisle recognize it.”

The Secure the Border Act would result in the hiring of more Border Patrol agents as well as reinstate the Remain in Mexico policy.

The Florida Congressman stated in a blog post that with this effort, “House Republicans have done (our) part.”

“The Biden Administration might be refusing to act, but House Republicans aren’t going to sit idly by. We passed the Secure the Border Act, which would allow for the hiring of more border patrol agents and make sure they have the resources they need. It will also reinstate the Remain in Mexico policy, giving those on the ground a proven tool to stem the crisis. House Republicans have done our part, now it’s up to the Senate to pass the bill,” stated Mast.

Mast’s blog post comes immediately after reports surfaced surrounding the Biden administration and the Department of Defense (DoD) auctioning off border wall materials.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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