Senator Cornyn

Cornyn Reiterates Call for Border Policy Changes in National Security Supplemental

November 27, 2023

We need to… address the supplemental funding bill that the President has proposed.

The price of getting this done will also include major policy changes at the border.

My state is on the front line of the Biden Border Crisis, and it is getting worse by the day.

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the Senate’s lengthy end-of-year to-do list and reiterated his call for any national security supplemental funding bill to include substantive border policy changes. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“The end of the year is always a busy time here in Congress.”

“First, the Congress needs to do something that we’ve done for 62 consecutive years, and that is finally pass the National Defense Authorization Act.”

“The second thing we need to do is address the supplemental funding bill that the President has proposed.”

“I’m a little mystified why the Majority Leader decided not to take up the Israel funding that was passed several weeks ago.” 

“I understand he doesn’t like the pay-for that the House has proposed. One logical thing to do would be to propose a different pay-for and to put it on the Senate floor so we can talk about it, vote about it, and get it done.”

“The part that I think our Democratic leadership is in denial about is the price of getting this done will also include major policy changes at the border.”

“My state is on the front line of the Biden Border Crisis, and it is getting worse by the day.”

“This is something that is unsustainable and must be addressed, and we are going to do that in the context of these funding bills.”