Romney Presses DHS Secretary on Border Security & Questions FBI Director on Rise of Antisemitic Violence

At the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s annual “Threats to the Homeland” hearing today, Senator Romney pressed DHS Secretary Mayorkas on the Administration’s continued failure to secure the southern border and questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray about increased threats and violence against religious groups—particularly against Jews and Muslims.

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Romney, Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

Senators Romney, Cotton, Cassidy, Collins, Capito, and Vance introduced the Higher Wages for American Workers Act, legislation which would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $11 and mandate E-Verify to ensure the wage increase only goes to legal workers. The bill would also index future minimum wage increases to inflation and includes a slower phase-in for small businesses.

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Romney to Mayorkas: In securing our southern border, the Administration would receive a failing grade

At a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, Senator Romney pressed DHS Secretary Mayorkas about the Administration’s failure to secure our southern border. He urged the Secretary to prioritize the completion of the barrier along the southern border instead of solely focusing on addressing the root causes of illegal immigration—specifically crime and poverty in Latin America.

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