Bipartisanship: Capito’s leadership making a difference

Some members of Congress who have been vocal in wringing their hands over the humanitarian crisis among people coming across our southern border into the United States seem to be among those reluctant to do anything about it. Good for U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, for forging a bipartisan consensus on the matter.

Capito is chairwoman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. In that post, she helped to engineer a 30-1 subcommittee vote in favor of providing an additional $4.6 million to address both the humanitarian and security crises on the border.

According to Capito’s office, the funding would “go to migrant care and processing facilities, medical care, food, personnel support, immigration data systems and tools, transportation, and counter-human trafficking investigations, among other measures.”

“There are families and children who need our support. There are law enforcement officers who need our support, and this bill provides that support,” Capito explained.

“I’m proud of the work we’ve done to get to this,” she said. “It reflects a compromise. I am glad it strikes a careful balance among competing views.”

Capito is ranked high among senators for her bipartisan approach to issues. On this one, she has done an enormous, necessary service.

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