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Upton issues statement after voting for emergency funding for the southern border crisis

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Washington, June 27, 2019 | Josh Paciorek (202-225-3761) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after he voted for and the House passed emergency funding for the humanitarian crisis on the southern border.

“I am pleased that the House and Senate were able to reach a bipartisan solution that will provide critical resources for our southern border,” Upton said. “The humanitarian crisis is overwhelming the system, and the images from the border are just heartbreaking. With the emergency funding approved today, we can more effectively address the needs of unaccompanied children, families, and asylum requests.”

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus – which Upton is the vice chair of – with its 23 Democrats and 23 Republicans earlier today urged House leadership to support HR 3401, as passed by the Senate.

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