Border security was and is the most important issue to most Texans and now new information has emerged about a border security funding debate. During the 84th Legislative session Houston Mayoral candidate and State Representative Sylvester Turner led the effort to deny Texas Department of Public Safety $92.4 million in funding for border security equipment.
From the inbox (emphasis mine):
“Texas State Representative Tony Dale brought an amendment to the state’s budget bill (HB 1) that increased border funding for the Department of Public Safety to the tune of $92,000,000. Dale’s amendment pulled $41.5 million dollars from the General Revenue Fund and $50.9 million dollars from the Health and Human Services Commissions for Strategy.
“The Republican Caucus supported Rep. Dales’ amendment while Democrats opposed it. Representative Sylvester Turner motioned to table the amendment and it (the amendment) was defeated with the help of the entire Democrat caucus and 26 Republicans.”
Houston Mayoral candidate Sylvester Turner led the effort to defeat additional equipment funding for border security that would have a positive impact on reducing Houston’s and neighboring Katy, Baytown and Channelview’s notoriety as one of 13 Texas sanctuary cities.
And with U.S. 59 through Rosenberg, Sugar Land and Fort Bend County—the human smuggling, drug smuggling highway leading to and through Houston—Houston voters need to ask themselves if they’ll feel safe with Sylvester Turner as their next mayor.