Border crisis bill picks up steam

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A Tea Party lawmaker says his bill to deal with the border crisis is attracting a slew of Republican support.

Shortly before heading down to Central America on Friday, Rep. Matt SalmonMatthew (Matt) James SalmonArizona GOP tinkers with election rules with an eye on McCain's seat Quiet jockeying for McCain seat angers Republicans McSally tells GOP colleagues she'll run for Arizona Senate MORE (R-Ariz.) spoke with The Hill about his legislation, the "Expedited Family Reunification Act," that would alter a 2008 human trafficking law that has played a major role in the ongoing migrant surge along the U.S. southern border. 

Salmon noted that he introduced the bill on Thursday, and was able to gather a number of co-sponsors during floor votes on Friday morning. 

The Arizona Republican joined fellow GOP lawmakers on the Border State Working Group — appointed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in late June — on a quick visit to several countries in Central America.