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Gianforte Advocates Physical Barriers on Southern Border After Record Narcotics Seizure

February 6, 2019
Press Release
Cites Bipartisan Support for Physical Barriers as Part of Solution to Border Crisis

In a speech before the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Greg Gianforte urged lawmakers on the border security committee to fund meaningful physical barriers along the southern border, particularly after a record narcotics seizure.

Gianforte pointed to the recent seizure of 675 pounds of methamphetamines and fentanyl at the southern border, and alerted lawmakers to the meth crisis confronting Montana.

“Montana faces a meth epidemic that is tearing apart our families. We must secure the border to cut off the meth supply that cartels push through our ports of entry and across our porous borders,” Gianforte said.

 

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Gianforte went on to note the bipartisan support physical barriers have.

“More than 60 Democrats in the House and Senate have claimed a physical barrier should be part of the solution. Both U.S. senators from Montana have voted for physical barriers,” Gianforte said. “Yet despite bipartisan support for a physical barrier, the Speaker recently declared, ‘There’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation.’”

He concluded by calling on the border security committee to fund meaningful physical barriers on the southern border.

“I urge members of the border security committee to listen to lawmakers from both parties and invest in a meaningful physical barrier to secure our borders,” Gianforte said.