Blackburn Joins Graham to Commend Border Patrol Officials for Honorable Service

July 24, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to introduce a resolution commending the men and women of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for their honorable service.

“Our CBP officers have answered a call of duty far greater than the one they signed up for,” Senator Blackburn said. “Instead of defending our nation’s sovereignty, they are being asked to provide medical attention for which they have not been trained and care for children who have been taken advantage of by those who wish to do them harm. To our CBP officers: know that Americans across this country support you and thank you for the extraordinary sacrifice you are giving to this country.”

“I’m proud to introduce this resolution. To the Border Patrol agents, you’re doing an incredible job,” said Chairman Graham. “This system is broken. It’s not a crisis, it’s a disaster. Congress has a duty to act.”

The resolution: 
•    Commends the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including Border Patrol personnel, Office of Field Operations personnel, Air and Marine Operations personnel, Office of Trade personnel, and all support personnel and their allies for their continued honorable service during the challenging humanitarian crisis at the Southern border; and
•    Calls on Congress to pass legislation to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and to manage the increasing flow of migrants attempting to enter the United States.

The resolution was also cosponsored by Judiciary Committee members Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and John Kennedy (R-La.).

Full text of the resolution is available HERE.