February 4, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) praised Senators Christopher Coons (D-DE) and John McCain (R-AZ) for introducing the bipartisan Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act in the Senate and called on leadership in both chambers to schedule a vote on the bills. Peters is an original cosponsor of the House version of the USA Act. Like the House version, the Senate bill offers a permanent, legislative fix for our country’s DREAMers and invests in state-of-the-art border security technology, including a study that would allow Border Patrol to determine mile-by-mile needs along the border.
“Now is the time for Congress to do its job and provide the DREAMers of our country the protection and certainty they deserve,” said Rep. Peters. “I’m thankful for the leadership demonstrated by Senators McCain and Coons who have now introduced the Senate version of the USA Act. We now have another bipartisan path forward that could pass the House and Senate today. I urge Speaker Ryan to bring this legislation to the floor for a vote immediately.”