PRICE STATEMENT ON COAST GUARD FUNDING
Washington –Congressman David Price (D-NC), the former Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, released the following statement today after news reports that the Trump Administration planned to slash funding for the United States Coast Guard in order to fund border operations.
“Gutting the Coast Guard to pay for increases at ICE and CBP shows a fundamental misunderstanding of what homeland security is all about. Focusing our efforts exclusively on the border with Mexico might be good political theater, but doing so will weaken our homeland security and undermine the Coast Guard's vital national security and immigration enforcement directives. This proposal is as laughable as the President’s claim that Mexico is going to build the border wall.”