U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) offered an amendment to a bill on March 13, 2019, that would ensure better retaining and recruiting of border agents and personnel at the northern border.
Slotkin’s amendment passed during a markup session today on a bipartisan bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection to develop a plan to hire and retain more border personnel in rural or remote areas.
“I decently and respectfully ask that my colleagues remember the northern border when we do work in this committee,” said Slotkin.
Slotkin, a former CIA officer and Pentagon official, has been outspoken as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee regarding the need to remember the northern border in legislation related to enhancing border security.
Approximately 300,00 people and $910 million in trade cross the U.S. northern border every day.