Congressman Matt Gaetz Calls on Speaker Pelosi to Bring Border Security Legislation to Vote

January 25, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) to bring border security legislation to the House floor for a vote:  


“As Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has an obligation to Congress and the American people to come to the table and negotiate with President Trump. President Trump’s decision today to approve stopgap funding for the government was a deal made in good faith and shows he takes the concerns of our national security seriously. Now Speaker Pelosi must do the same. 

I call on Speaker Pelosi today to quickly and immediately bring a comprehensive border security package before the House for a vote. The safety of American citizens is not, and should not be, a partisan issue.

Speaker Pelosi, you have three weeks to develop bipartisan legislation to enhance America’s border security. If you fail, or renege on the deal, I call on President Trump to build the wall using the powers granted to the Executive Branch. 

Madam Speaker, don’t let America down,” Rep. Gaetz said.