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

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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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