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Press Release: Rep. Cawthorn Drops the Donument Act

April 13, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 13, 2021                                                                    

 

Press Release: Rep. Cawthorn Drops the Donument Act



(WASHINGTON, DC) – NC-11 Congressional Representative Madison Cawthorn, dropped the "Donument" Act on the House floor last week. This bill would protect the southern border wall built by President Trump by creating a "Southern Border Wall National Monument." Rep. Cawthorn issued the following statement on this legislation:

 

"For four years President Trump worked to secure the southern border of the United States by constructing a wall in places where there was little to no fencing. The efforts by the Trump Administration to safeguard our southern border, through the construction of a border wall, reduced drug and human trafficking, and throttled the flow of illegal immigration. President Trump was able to build 455 miles of wall by the time he left office, and had funds allocated for further construction. A secure southern border was no longer simply a dream, it was a tangible reality. Sadly this reality is fast disappearing.

 

Immediately after gaining office, Biden issued a slew of Executive Orders, one of which directed a pause in planned wall construction and a reallocation of funds obligated for that purpose. Following Biden's decision to place partisan politics over the security of the American people, illegal immigration, and drug trafficking rates skyrocketed. It's time to put the safety and wellbeing of Americans first. The Donument Act establishes the southern border wall as the “Southern Border Wall National Monument,” and gives the monument permanent protection from alteration.

 

I will make every effort to protect and secure the southern border, and advance an America first agenda. If Biden refuses to finish the wall, you can be sure that American patriots will do everything in their power to protect it."