D.C. Dispatch: Iowa Republicans work to continue construction on southern border wall


Iowa lawmakers joined this week in focusing attention on illegal immigration and the southern border, while also advocating for disaster aid, Farm Bill updates and a proposal to control prescription drug prices.

Building the wall 

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks proposed a resolution to direct the federal government to hand over materials for constructing the southern border wall to states so that they can continue the work.

U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-2nd District, speaks during a news conference at the U.S.-Mexico border wall in El Paso, Texas on March 15, 2021. (Screen shot from video courtesy of Miller-Meeks’ office)

Miller-Meeks’ proposal is companion legislation to the Border’s Unused Idle and Lying Dormant Inventory Transfer (BUILD IT) Act sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst.  Sen. Chuck Grassley co-sponsored the bill.

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