Pelosi: ‘Democrats Are Committed to Border Security and…We Have Some Better Ideas About How to Do So’

By CNSNews.com Staff | January 28, 2019 | 1:30 PM EST

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Getty Images/Zach Gibson)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday reiterated that “Democrats are committed to border security” after President Donald Trump agreed to a deal to re-open the government for three weeks while the White House and Democratic congressional leaders negotiate over Trump’s proposed border wall.

“And we have no complaint,” Pelosi said on Friday.

 

“We asked the President to open up government so we would have time to have debate on the best way to protect our border,” she said. “Democrats are committed to border security and we think we have some better ideas about how to do so, that protects our borders, honor our values and are cost-effective.

“We look forward to Congresswoman Roybal-Allard [D.-Calif.] taking the lead in terms of the substance from her standpoint as Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee and commend, again, our Chair of the Appropriations Committee [Nita Lowey (D.-N.Y.] for her leadership on this,” Pelosi said. “They bring knowledge, they bring perspective, they bring the enthusiasm of the consensus of our Caucus to that conference.”

 

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