Rep. Susan Davis Opposes Wasteful Spending on Unnecessary Border Wall

Jul 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the security minibus spending bill that includes $1.6 billion for a border wall.

“There are far better ways we can spend $1.6 billion, such as fixing roads and bridges or training Americans for good paying jobs.

“Our region knows that our border is our strength, not a weakness. San Diego and Tijuana are two regions, but we are one community.  We have worked for years to create an efficient border that allows thousands of people to safely cross into our country every day; spending money in our stores, paying taxes that support our infrastructure, and bringing economic stability to our region.

“We cannot allow fear and uncertainty to isolate us from the rest of the world, and building a wall along our expansive southern border would do just that.”