Washington D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the House’s passage of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2157 – Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act:

“After nearly six months of back and forth, I’m glad to finally see Congress pass a much needed disaster relief bill. The appropriated resources will begin to provide necessary aid and relief to the millions of Americans around the country struggling from the devastation caused by natural disasters. However, it’s unfortunate that Democrats dragged their feet for so long and yet still refuse to address the humanitarian and national security crisis taking place along our southern border. Just last week, Border Patrol caught a group of 1,036 immigrants illegally crossing the border. This figure smashed the previous record of 424 immigrants at once, which was set just last month. These are not the types of records America should be breaking – Democrats must acknowledge this crisis and join Republicans in fixing the broken system.”