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Steve Scalise: Fight for Border Security Has Not Ended

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. (AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 04 December 2018 02:52 PM

Lawmakers worked out a two-week extension on budget talks and averted a government shutdown while the funeral proceedings for late President George H.W. Bush are occurring, but that does not mean the fight for border security has come to an end, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said Tuesday.

"We worked that out," Scalise told Fox News' "Fox & Friends," when asked if he could confirm a potential shutdown would not happen.

"This fight will continue on. Clearly, what we're battling over is to make sure we fund our border security properly, build the wall, give President [Donald] Trump the money he needs to keep America safe."

This includes not only for building a wall, but for other safety aspects as well, Scalise said.

"Every day 10 known terrorists try to cross our border," Scalise said. "This is a real and serious threat. President Trump is fighting to secure the border."

The White House is directly involved in the negotiations, Scalise said, and he feels "confident we'll get it resolved the right way."

This means making sure the Border Patrol agents who have come under attack at the border are able to keep themselves safe, Scalise said.

"These are men and women in uniform fighting to keep America safe," he commented. "We need to make sure they're well-protected."

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