Upton Talks Border Funding

With protests this week about conditions at detention centers holding migrant families along the southern U.S. border, Congressman Fred Upton tells WSJM News he personally has not been to one of the centers to. However, that could change.

“As part of the Problem Solvers caucus, we’re talking about sending a group down, which may include myself, in about two weeks to look specifically at some of these sites and see what we can do as it relates to to exactly what the situation is,” Upton said. “It’s one of the things that we’re exploring.”

Upton is pleased the U.S. House last week was able to approve a $4.5 billion border funding bill, telling us the Department of Health and Human Services has been overwhelmed with an influx of refugees.

“Sporadically, we get information from colleagues that are there, but it’s probably time for me to go down and pay another visit.”

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, of which Upton is the vice chair, has 23 Democrats and 23 Republicans. Last week, it backed the border funding bill that was approved.