US House border security chairwoman commends Obama-Harper deal

Republican Congresswoman Candice Miller, who I interviewed a while back, will be holding a hearing on border security, on Feb. 15.  in response to the Government Accountability Office report on the border that has caused so much consternation with its suggestion that only 23 miles of the border a secure.

On Saturday, she came out in support of the Harper-Obama declaration on “perimeter security.” From her press release:

Harrison Township, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Candice Miller (MI-10), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, today commended President Barak Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper on their joint agreement for enhanced cross-border security, travel and trade collaboration between Canada and the United States.

“The northern border faces serious security challenges which affects both of our nation’s every day lives and today’s announcement of an enhanced collaboration is welcomed news,” Miller said.  “Security on the northern border can only be met through our shared efforts and both the U.S. and Canada must be committed to strengthening every element of our cross-border relationship.”

“Canada is our busiest and most active trading partner.  Our economic relationship is not only important to my home state of Michigan, but to our entire nation.  Securing and maintaining our trade relationship is vital to the steady flow of commerce and people who cross everyday.  Simply put, our border relationship with Canada is central to our economy and way of life,” Miller said.  “Northern Border Security is a principal advocacy of mine and as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Borders I look forward to exploring ways to secure our borders.”

Full statement is here.



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