Hoeven-Corker Amendment Passes 67-27

This morning, Senator Marco Rubio appeared with Greta van Susteren to discuss the success of the Hoeven-Corker Amendment passing. For any confusion that there may have been before this passage, Rubio is adamant to repeat again what now the bill will involve in regards to border security. This bill will include many of the the aspects that more far leaning right Republicans have demanded for reform. The Senator said, “We have made improvements to the bill. I mean real improvements. We are going to have 700 miles of fencing and the money is in the bill so they can’t take it out in the future like they’ve done in the past. It means we are going to have twenty-thousand new border agents, doubling the size of the U.S. border patrol. It means we are going to have mandated technology, so we are actually saying at a minimum this is what the Secretary of Homeland Security must do. I know some are going around saying she can ignore that, but she can’t.  It says these are the minimum standards, so it is a real improvement on the border security. I have been saying it for weeks now, that the border security elements of the bill needed to be strengthened.” To read more, please visit http://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=92518a43-5b4f-4165-9416-913c9fc42378