Miller's legislation focuses on development of comprehensive plan for border security
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, today made the following statement upon the passage of her legislation, H.R. 1299, the Secure Border Act, by the full U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. Miller's legislation requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a comprehensive strategy for securing our nation's borders and ports of entry. Miller's Secure Border bill passed the House unanimously by voice vote and now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration.
"For far too many years, our nation has lacked a clear and comprehensive plan to gain and maintain operational control of the borders. My legislation directs the Secretary of DHS to develop a strategy for securing our borders and ports of entry by taking into account personnel, technology, and other resources to meet our nation's security requirements," Miller said. "Our common defense begins with effectively securing our borders, and the American people rightly expect and demand that the federal government take the responsibility to secure the borders."