Kelly Statement on Failed Border Deal Vote

Arizona Senator Mark Kelly released the following statement after voting to pass the bipartisan deal to address the border:

“Just like three months ago, today the Senate had an opportunity to do its duty and finally start fixing the border with real solutions. But just like three months ago, too many Senators decided they’d rather keep talking about the problem than actually solve it. 

“As a result, Arizona still doesn’t have the additional Border Patrol agents, technology and personnel to stop fentanyl, officers to quickly screen asylum claims, and other tools in this bill that we need to address the border.  

“In our state, the consequences of ignoring the problem aren’t just talking points—it’s a challenge that we face every day whether it’s an election year or not.”