WASHINGTON, D.C.—After reviewing the President’s supplemental request for emergency national security funding, Rep. Greg Stanton released the following statement:  

“This request honors our commitments to our allies and directs much-needed military support to Israel and Ukraine, critical aid to civilians in Gaza, and funds to combat China’s influence around the globe. 

It also includes nearly $14 billion to secure our Southern border, support overstretched Arizona border communities and crack down on deadly fentanyl trafficking.

Congress must put partisan differences aside and quickly get to work to meet this critical moment. There’s no time to waste.”

In July, Stanton led his New Democrat Coalition Immigration and Border Security Task Force colleagues in a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young, urging the Administration to request emergency supplemental funding to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

In addition to $1.4 billion to replenish the depleted Shelter and Services Program, the President’s request includes funding for an additional 1,300 border patrol agents, 375 immigration judge teams, and 1,600 asylum officers; funding to deploy over 100 cutting-edge inspection machines to help detect fentanyl at our southwest border ports of entry; and an additional 1,000 law enforcement personnel and investigative capabilities to prevent cartels from moving fentanyl into the country.