Washington, D.C. -
Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, released the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 5283, the Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act of 2023
. H.R. 5283 prohibits the use of federal funds from being used to house illegal immigrants on federal lands, including National Parks, and revokes a lease agreement finalized by the National Park Service to house illegal aliens within the Gateway National Recreation Area."Today I voted to stop the Biden Administration from converting our national parks from areas of recreation and wonder into housing encampments for unvetted migrants," said Rep. Webster
. "This legislation is one step of many that House Republicans have taken to push back against the radical open border policies pursued by President Biden and extreme Democrats. I will continue to work with my House colleagues to fulfill our commitment to America to secure our border and sensibly reform our immigration laws."