Earlier today, H.R. 2252, a bill to clarify provisions of the Border Patrol Pay Reform Act of 2014, was passed by the House of Representatives by unanimous consent. The bill will now head to the United States Senate for consideration. We have been advised that it should receive swift passage there as well.
The National Border Patrol Council would like to thank Rep. William Hurd of Texas's 23rd Congressional District and his staff for their efforts in shepherding this bill through the legislative process. Rep. Hurd’s championing of this bill will have a significant impact on border security and the financial well-being of Border Patrol agents nationwide.
“The men and women who serve as Border Patrol Agents are hard working and dedicated law enforcement officials,” said Hurd, whose district includes over 800 miles of border between the U.S. and Mexico. “They often work in harsh conditions, sometimes putting their own lives at risk, in order to protect our nation and their communities. They and their families deserve our support and the security of a steady, dependable monthly income. It’s outrageous that the lack of action by a bunch of Washington bureaucrats is putting at risk the paychecks of these courageous agents.”
Hurd represents portions of four Border Patrol Sectors, including Big Bend, Del Rio, El Paso and Laredo, manned by more than 6,400 Border Patrol Agents. National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd commented, “We want to thank Representative Will Hurd for his leadership on this important issue. This legislation will provide our Agent’s and their families’ financial stability by fully implementing the BPAPRA of 2014. Every day our Agents put their lives on the line to protect our communities from drug cartels, human smugglers, and other individuals intending to do harm. We appreciate the support of Rep. Hurd and thank him and his staff for their hard work and commitment to the men and women of the Border Patrol.”