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February 18, 2020

Chairman Thompson Statement on Trump Waiving Procurement Laws to Build His Wall

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on President Trump’s waiving procurement laws to build his wall:

“President Trump broke his promise to make Mexico pay for the wall. Now he’s not only sticking the American people with the bill, but also waiving procurement laws meant to protect taxpayers from government waste, fraud, and abuse. His cronies are likely to be the beneficiaries, while we are left overpaying for border wall that doesn’t work or, as we saw recently, literally falls over. This waiver is another example of bait and switch by the President. If he really cared about stopping the drugs that are killing our kids, he’d strengthen ports of entry because that’s where 90 percent of opioids are entering this country.”

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