Governor Abbott Urges Border Action In Meeting With Speaker Johnson

March 28, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today met with U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson at the Governor's Mansion in Austin to discuss the disastrous impact President Joe Biden’s border crisis has had on the state of Texas and Congress’ lack of action to pass crucial border security legislation.
During the meeting, Governor Abbott told Speaker Johnson that the border crisis is both unacceptable and avoidable, urging the Speaker to pass border security legislation that will help stop illegal crossings between ports of entry along the southern border. Additionally, Governor Abbott touted the success of Texas' comprehensive border security efforts through Operation Lone Star, including deploying thousands of Texas National Guard soldiers and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, installing razor wire, and building the Texas border wall. The Governor also implored Speaker Johnson to support the state's ongoing fight against President Biden's attacks on Texas' historic border mission and his refusal to secure the border.