Budd introduces Build the Wall Now Act

Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Budd has introduced his first bill since taking office in January, which would require the restart of border wall construction, remove all legal impediments to construction, and unlock $2.1 billion in unspent funding. 

Co-sponsors of the bill include fellow North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Crapo (R-ID), James Risch (R-ID), and Mike Rounds (R-SD). 

“President Biden has created the worst border crisis in American history. Instead of taking steps to solve this crisis, the Biden administration has tried to run out the regulatory clock on border wall construction. It’s time for a comprehensive solution to end the Biden Border Crisis, and this bill does just that,” said Budd in a statement Tuesday. 

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