Speaker Johnson’s Office: No Border Security Legislation Will Be Passed by Congress This Year

House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) office has suggested that Congress will not pass any legislation this year that includes security measures for the U.S. Southern Border.

According to a spokesperson from Johnson’s office, the GOP push to pass border security reform in the 118th Congress will likely end up an unrealized dream.

Johnson’s office noted that House Republicans have passed multiple border security and immigration enforcement bills.

However, none of these bills have been taken up by the Democrat-controlled Senate.

The Johnson spokesperson indicated that Republicans and Democrats are still far apart on the issue.

Meanwhile, House GOP leaders are relying on President Donald Trump to take back the White House next year for any meaningful border policy changes to take place.

“House Republicans have passed multiple border security bills – including our signature Secure the Border Act, Laken Riley Act, and Consequences for Social Security Fraud Act – which have been ignored by the Democrat Senate and proves their unseriousness when it comes to dealing with the border catastrophe,” Johnson’s office said.

“Democrats have only proposed measures for political cover that won’t fix the problem, and Republicans are not going to let the White House accept anything less than transformative change.”

“House Republicans understand that the only way to truly solve the problem is to elect President Trump in November.”

This comes after the speaker convened a rare Saturday session to pass his $95 billion foreign aid proposal.

While the wide bipartisan margin demonstrated a victory for Johnson in his still relatively new leadership role, the move has caused outrage among conservatives.

Republicans have been increasingly critical of Johnson for crossing the aisle on key legislation.

Many are furious that Johnson passed roughly $61 billion in Ukraine aid without trying to force through border security measures.

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“The only path forward for substantive border legislation was to leverage the Biden regime’s push for more Ukraine aid,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) wrote on X last week.

Johnson has also maintained for months that President Biden himself has the unilateral ability to stop the border crisis through executive action.

The issue is something the White House has pushed back on, arguing a permanent fix has to come from Congress.

The statement from Johnson’s office Tuesday comes amid mounting questions over whether the speaker had spoken with Biden recently about the possibility of executive action on the border.

House Republicans could be looking at using the next big legislative fight – the fiscal year 2025 government funding – as an area to jam the Senate on border security.

An earlier attempt to pass foreign aid alongside a bipartisan border security deal failed when Republicans in both the Senate and House argued the border measures included would have only codified the Biden administration’s existing bad policies.

Democrats, however, refused Republicans’ urging to take up their Secure the Border Act.

The Left is calling the GOP’s Trump administration-era immigration provisions a non-starter.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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