Before heading into the weekly Democratic Caucus meeting, various lawmakers weighed in on the border security bill.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas had strong words for President Trump if his course of action is to sign the border security bill proposed by Congress and then use emergency funds to create the border wall he initially wanted, as has been rumored.
“At that time we will address whether or not his actions are legal,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who serves on both the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees.
“I don’t think the federal system could take one more shutdown” Rep. Jackson Lee said.
Asked what she wished were in the bill, Rep. Jackson Lee said she wanted more housing for mothers and children, and medical facilities.
Rep. Susie Lee of Nevada called the border security bill “a compromise.”
Asked what she would liked to see changed in the bill, Rep. Lee said, “I’d actually like to see we got more” in terms of protections for dreamers.
Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee said he thinks the President will sign the bill “and then he’ll do his tricks.”
Rep. Debbie Murcassel-Powell of Florida was not sure what the President will do.
“Anything could happen at this point I’m not holding my breath, but I hope the President puts partisan politics aside,” she said.
Rep. Harley Rouda of California was happy with what he saw in the bill and believes it will pass.