Durbin Statement on Republicans Voting Against Procedural Motion on the Bipartisan National Security Supplemental & Border Security Deal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, today released the following statement after enough Republicans voted against a procedural motion on the bipartisan national security supplemental and border security deal:

“I’m profoundly disappointed.  We have a problem facing our nation at the border.  Republicans challenged us to address it and Democrats worked in good faith to find a bipartisan solution.  I was prepared to consider it.  But at the last minute, Republicans cowered to the demands of Donald Trump, rejecting the bipartisan deal outright.”