House GOP Introduces Bill to Restart Border Wall Construction, Bolster Security

House Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee have introduced a bill designed to strengthen security along the U.S. southern border.
The bill, called the Border Reinforcement Act, would require President Joe Biden’s administration to resume construction on a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Upon taking office in January 2021, Biden halted construction on the barrier, which the federal government has already paid for. Since Biden ended construction on the project, the materials have been lying along the border unused.
Migrants from Central and South America take part in a caravan heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border while carrying signs protesting the death of 40 migrants in last month’s fire at a Mexican detention center in Tapachula, Mexico, on April 23, 2023. (AFP via Getty Images)
The decision to halt construction after purchasing the materials, according to some estimates, has cost the United States at least $72 million….

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