Hill says she’ll vote for ‘phys­i­cal bar­rier’

The Signal - - Faith - By Caleb Lunetta Sig­nal Staff Writer [email protected]­nalscv.com 661-287-5532

Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, said dur­ing a CNN in­ter­view Fri­day she would vote for fund­ing of phys­i­cal bar­ri­ers on the U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der.

“I am def­i­nitely some­one who will vote for a bor­der se­cu­rity pack­age that in­cludes im­mi­gra­tion re­form,” Hill said in her in­ter­view with CNN’s Poppy Har­low.

When pressed by Har­low, who specif­i­cally asked if Hill would sup­port a steel bar­rier along the bor­der, Hill re­sponded, “I don’t know if it’s steel. I will vote for some money for phys­i­cal bar­ri­ers. It’s not go­ing to be across the en­tire 2,000-mile stretch, and it’s cer­tainly not go­ing to be a con­crete wall. But it will be a part of a pack­age.”

Hill’s of­fice later on Fri­day said that she was ref­er­enc­ing a pack­age already voted on by the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives that in­cludes re­pairs for ex­ist­ing fenc­ing, but with an em­pha­sis on hir­ing more bor­der pa­trol agents and case­work­ers, as well as new tech­nolo­gies.

The state­ment from her of­fice went to say the gov­ern­ment shutdown, which is set to be long­est par­tial shutdown in U.S. his­tory, has greatly af­fected the 25th Con­gres­sional Dis­trict. Ac­cord­ing to her staff, they have re­ceived calls about fur­loughed fed­eral work­ers, such as TSA and avi­a­tion em­ploy­ees, who have been af­fected in their abil­ity to pay for rent and gro­ceries.

Hill’s com­ments come after con­gres­sional Democrats sent a spend­ing pack­age to the Sen­ate that has not been brought to a vote in the up­per house.


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