Rep. De La Cruz to Newsmax: Senate Blocking Border Security

Rep. Monica De La Cruz, R-Texas, told Newsmax on Monday the House has provided the Democrat-controlled Senate with significant border security legislation, but Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., refuses to push it forward.

That includes the Secure the Border Act, or H.R.2, which the House passed in May, and the Agent Raul Gonzalez Officer Safety Act, a bill co-sponsored by De La Cruz that passed the House last week 271-154. The bill is named after a Border Patrol agent killed in a high-speed chase in 2022 while pursuing a group of illegal immigrants in Texas.

It establishes new federal criminal offenses for operating a motor vehicle within 100 miles of the U.S. border while fleeing from a Border Patrol agent or a federal, state, or local law enforcement officer assisting the Border Patrol. It also establishes criminal penalties for an offense resulting in death or serious bodily injury to a Border Patrol agent.

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