Full Listing of Senate Republicans Making an attempt to Kill Border Invoice

Republican senators are opposing a $118 billion border deal unveiled Sunday evening following months of negotiations as lawmakers search to grapple with an uptick in migrant arrivals on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The bipartisan invoice would tackle key considerations confronted on the southern border, rising the ICE detention capability from 34,000 to 50,000 and allocate $20 billion to immigration enforcement.

It additionally consists of $14 billion in help to Israel, $60 billion for Ukraine, $4.83 billion to Indo-Pacific nations and $10 billion in humanitarian funding for Ukraine, Gaza and the West Financial institution.

Congressional negotiators aimed to strike a stability between measures to strengthen the border favored by Republicans, who management the Home of Representatives, and immigration reform supported by Democrats, who management the Senate. Passage of the invoice would require help from each political events as a result of divided state of presidency.

Nevertheless, the invoice is already going through scrutiny from many conservatives.

Sen. Ted Cruz (left) on October 31, 2023, in Washington D.C., and Sen. Rand Paul in Washington D.C. on September 21, 2021. Cruz and Paul are among the many Senate Republicans opposing the bipartisan border deal.

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A minimum of 11 Senate Republicans have come out in opposition to the invoice, arguing it doesn’t go far sufficient on border safety measures. In the meantime, it additionally faces daunting odds within the Home, the place Speaker Mike Johnson knocked it as “worse than we anticipated.”

Newsweek has reached out to Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell’s workplace through electronic mail for remark.

Here’s a full record of GOP senators who’re opposing the bipartisan border deal

Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee

Sen. Marsha Blackburn wrote that she is going to “not help this deal” and “by no means vote to make unlawful immigration authorized” in a publish to X, previously Twitter, after the laws was unveiled.

Ted Cruz of Texas

Sen. Ted Cruz, who represents the essential border state of Texas and faces a probably aggressive reelection race later this 12 months, responded to the invoice on X, signaling he wouldn’t help the invoice in its present state.

“Two weeks in the past, at a Senate press convention, I mentioned this deal was a ‘stinking pile of c***.’ It seems my evaluation was too beneficiant,” he wrote.

Steve Daines of Montana

On Monday morning, Sen. Steve Daines turned the primary member of GOP management to oppose the invoice, writing, “I am unable to help a invoice that does not safe the border, offers taxpayer-funded attorneys to unlawful immigrants and provides billions to radical open borders teams. I am a no.”

Daines serves because the chairman for the Nationwide Republican Senatorial Committee.

Josh Hawley of Missouri

Sen. Josh Hawley raised a number of considerations with the laws Sunday evening, calling it an “open borders invoice.” He ripped the invoice for putting no new restrictions on unaccompanied minors arriving on the border and offering expedited work permits to undocumented immigrants.

“This border deal is a large center finger to working individuals. A budget labor machine retains on working,” he wrote.

Ron Johnson of Wisconsin

Sen. Ron Johnson wrote in a publish to X that the invoice “seems even worse than we feared.”

Mike Lee of Utah

Sen. Mike Lee issued a warning to Senate Republican management over the invoice, describing it as “disqualifying.”

“Senate GOP management screwed this up—and screwed us. Even whereas refusing to allow us to see the invoice they claimed to be negotiating on our behalf—for MONTHS—they had been by no means doubtful, insisting we might be dumb and even unpatriotic NOT to help it. It is a disqualifying betrayal,” he wrote.

Rand Paul of Kentucky

Sen. Rand Paul, who has opposed overseas help, mentioned he would vote in opposition to the invoice and mentioned it’s “anti-American.”

“Superb. This predictable revelation is simply every week outdated and but the Swamp’s new ‘border safety’ invoice provides Ukraine $60 billion extra….from the squandering of your cash to the pretend border reforms, it is protected to declare this invoice as anti-American,” he wrote on X.

Marco Rubio of Florida

Sen. Marco Rubio mentioned the deal is an “simple no” that “reads like a parody of an precise border safety invoice” in a publish to X.

Rick Scott of Florida

Sen. Rick Scott mentioned the laws “appears extra like an immigration invoice, not a border safety invoice.”

Eric Schmitt of Missouri

Sen. Eric Schmitt referred to as on 41 senators to “stand agency” to stop the invoice from being handed in a publish to X.

“This invoice is worse than marketed. The Democrats are celebrating. Huge wins for the Open Borders crowd,” he wrote.

Tommy Tuberville of Alabama

Sen. Tommy Tuberville warned the invoice “DESTROYS American sovereignty” in a publish to X, including that he’s an “immovable no.”

“It should weaken immigration legal guidelines for many years and handcuff the subsequent president that really desires to safe our borders and defend our nation. This invoice has been crafted to solidify the invasion of illegals into the US of America,” he wrote.

J.D. Vance of Ohio

Senator J.D. Vance requested why “any Republican” would “vote for this” in a publish criticizing the invoice on X.

He shared evaluation of the invoice posted by Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat, who wrote that the “border by no means closes,” however that claims should be processed at land ports underneath the invoice.

“The border by no means closes” is an efficient abstract of this invoice, and of [President] Joe Biden’s coverage. I can perceive why Chris Murphy helps it. I can’t think about why any Republican helps this atrocious proposal,” Vance wrote.