Mike Rogers: Protecting our sovereignty, borders and the taxpayer 


Great nations throughout history are those that control their own sovereignty.

Sovereignty can be defined in different ways, but starts with the freedom to act in the nation’s best interest and controlling who crosses their borders.

President Donald Trump has made putting America first a priority for his Administration. I fully support him in this effort and am working hard in Congress to make it a reality.

President Trump promised to build a wall on our southern border. I recently introduced legislation that will help make the wall a reality without any additional costs to America’s taxpayer.

Each year the countries south of our border benefit from an estimated $50 billion windfall from the U.S. in the form of remittances. In 2015, Mexico received over $24 billion in remittances sent from the United States.

My bill, H.R. 1813: the Border Wall Funding Act of 2017, would impose a fee on remittance transactions to South and Central America.

The fee revenue would go to an account dedicated to building the wall.

The legislation is endorsed by FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) and NumbersUSA. It is time to finally have some real action on securing our borders.

I have also introduced the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017, which would end the United States’ involvement in the United Nations (UN).

The American taxpayer should not have to bankroll an organization that tries to infringe on our Constitutional rights and supports terrorists over our great ally Israel.

The United States does not need the permission of the UN to defend our values and freedoms. I believe we should put America first and get out of the UN.

I stand with President Trump on these issues and will continue to push these bills forward.

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Mike Rogers is a member of U.S. Congress representing Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District.