WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after the House passed the Senate’s $4.6 billion bipartisan border aid bill.

Senator Rick Scott said, “I’m glad the Democrats finally acknowledged the crisis on our border is real and agreed to provide $4.6 billion in humanitarian aid to help our border agents and take care of families. But we should have never had to do this. As long as Democrats continue to refuse to take action to address the cause of the crisis, this will only get worse. We have to take permanent action to secure the border – not just temporary fixes, and it’s frustrating that this bill included no funding for border security. The safety of our nation depends on Congress, and I refuse to give up the fight.”