Shelia Jackson Lee Introduces Bill Prohibiting Funding for Wall

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) quietly introduced a bill in December that would block taxpayer funding for a border wall on the U.S./Mexico border and instead require Mexico to pay for it.

H.R.7332, or the Protect American Taxpayers and Secure Border Act, actually does nothing to secure the border. “If enacted, the law would prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to construct the border wall,” Jackson Lee said in remarks published in Houston Style Magazine.

“Realistic cost estimates of such a wall easily surpass tens of billions of dollars,” Jackson Lee said. “This is an immense waste of taxpayer money that could be used to make the investments needed to make America better.”