Alexander Statement on President Trump’s Proposal to Strengthen Border Security and End the Government Shutdown

Posted on January 19, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn., January 19, 2019 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s proposal to strengthen border security end the partial government shutdown: 

“The President has proposed a sensible compromise, including relief for ‘dreamers’, to end this inexcusable government shutdown. It is time for Democrats to respect the president’s reasonable requests for border security including 234 new miles of physical barrier. Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton and George H.W. Bush, with bi-partisan congressional support, built 654 miles of physical barriers along our 1,954 mile southern border.”

Senator Alexander wrote an op-ed earlier this month for the Washington Post where he offered specific solutions for resolving the current shutdown.