After receiving a commitment from the amendment sponsors to include funding for local law enforcement along the border, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Texas’ senior Senator, today signed on as an original cosponsor to the Lieberman-Collins amendment to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Budget. The amendment would significantly strengthen U.S. efforts to fight violence caused by the Mexican drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexican border.Border security is not really what gets me up in the morning, but for a lot of Republican primary voters, this will make a big impression.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Kay co-sponsors border security bill...
Last month, there was some confusion over where Kay stood on the issue of putting more federal boots on the border (link). She is now more than squashing that with her latest effort (link). Excerpt follows: