Senate passes Border Bill with $30M available reimburse Texas communities

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) Wednesday praised Senate passage of the border supplemental appropriations bill, which includes $30 million available for direct reimbursements to local governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for migrant care through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

After hearing from many local Texas officials and non-profits that had spent significant resources on migrant care due to increased border crossings in recent months, Sen. Cornyn urged Senate appropriators to include these funds in the bill.

“The federal government must take financial responsibility for migrant care,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Texas communities have gone above and beyond, expending resources to provide shelter and food for migrants in need. With federal reimbursement money included in this bill, Texas cities and non-profits will be able to return their focus to serving the community the way they know best,” Senator John Cornyn said.

The information in this article is from a press release Libby Hambleton Sharp, Texas Press Secretary.