Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard: House Democrats Propose DHS Support Efforts Amid Limited Budget

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives' Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, listed a number of democrat-supported border security proposals. The proposals intend to balance investments within the Department of Homeland Security given a limited budget, Roybal-Allard's office said Wednesday.

Proposed efforts include the addition of 1,000 new customs officers, new imaging technology to scan vehicles entering the country, new situational awareness technology and entry point repair projects. A number of proposals also aim to support programs of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Transportation Security Administration. Among these programs are ones that may not receive funding if President Trump pushes through with the $5.7B allotment for border construction.

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