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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – a senior member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations – today questioned Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin during an Appropriations Committee hearing on President Biden’s $106 billion supplemental funding package for Israel, Ukraine and the southern border.

“Congress has a constitutional responsibility to deal with the dollars that should be spent, and I want this committee to treat that in a significant and serious manner,” said Sen. Moran. “I think a markup would be important, but I would certainly indicate changes and input from this committee and from Congress are required. One, to make the package better and two, to make it more amiable toward passage by both the House and the Senate.”

“I continue to be disappointed that Secretary Mayorkas is not with us, but I am pleased to know that is occurring next week,” continued Sen. Moran. “There are many of us who believe our borders are a national security issue. I also want you to know that we need the administration to work with us on policy changes. The current policies are insufficient. We need a different approach toward the push and pull of those people around the world who are seeking entry into the United States.”

“I am interested in seeing a package pass Congress and signed into law,” said Sen. Moran. “But I want to make certain the administration knows that there are many Members of Congress who are serious about the issues of national security at our own borders.”

Click HERE to Watch Sen. Moran’s Opening Remarks