[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 127 (Thursday, July 27, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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HON. SUSAN A. DAVIS
in the house of representatives
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Mrs. DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, I have a few questions for my
colleagues across the aisle--what can we do with 1.6 billion dollars?
How many highways and roads could we fix?
How many Americans could we train for good paying jobs, for that
amount of money?
And didn't the President promise that Americans wouldn't have to pay
for a wall?
Now in one big bill that's out of regular order we are being asked to
waste 1.6 billion dollars on a wall that would be ineffective and
offensive to our neighbors?
In my district, we know that our border is our strength, not our
San Diego and Tijuana are two regions, but we are one community.
We have worked for years to create an efficient border that allows
thousands of people to safely cross into our country every day;
spending money in our stores, paying taxes that support our
infrastructure, and bringing economic stability to our region.
We cannot allow fear and uncertainty to isolate us from the rest of
the world, and building a wall along our expansive southern border
would do just that.