The U.S.-Mexico border drew Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, and 20 other House members for a bipartisan fact-finding trip that concluded Monday. Led by the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, the members visited San Diego; Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona; and McAllen, Texas.
The lawmakers met with border ranchers, saw border-control drones at Fort Huachuca in Arizona, and checked out the border fence. They also examined tunnel detection technology and border security infrastructure and maritime port security operations.
“This trip demonstrated how much still needs to be accomplished,” Valadao said in a statement.
Earlier this month, Valadao joined Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, in voting against a $39 billion Department of Homeland Security funding bill that had been loaded with provisions targeting the Obama administration’s immigration policies.