Nancy Pelosi: Congress Needs to Pass Legislation ‘to Protect Our Borders as We Protect Our Values’

By CNSNews.com Staff | February 7, 2019 | 1:35 PM EST

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Getty Images/Mark Wilson)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at her press briefing today that the House-Senate conference committee that is currently negotiating a bill to provide for security on the U.S. Mexico border should approved legislation “to protect our borders as we protect our values.”

“The conference that is going on now to pass legislation that will, again, keep government open,” Pelosi said. “I don’t think that is a question. But, anyway, to protect our borders as we protect our values.”

Here is a transcript from Pelosi’s briefing where she talked about the work of the conference committee:

“It is—as ... can of course. The conference that is going on now to pass legislation that will, again, keep government open. I don’t think that is a question. But, anyway, to protect our borders as we protect our values.

“I have confidence in the appropriators, not because I know what they are doing, but because I have confidence in the appropriations process being an appropriator myself.

“Knowing left to their own devices, as I’ve said over and over again, that the appropriators in a bipartisan way and a bicameral way, House and Senate, can come to a fair conclusion, which I would support. I hope, I have asked the administration to be as non-interventionist as I am on that. Just let them do their work. And, hopefully, that will get some good news in a short period of time, and certainly in time for the deadline of February 15.”


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