"Our common defense begins with effectively securing our borders, and the American people rightly expect and demand that the federal government take the responsibility to secure the borders," Miller said.


The House approved several other bills by voice vote on Wednesday afternoon:

H.R. 5512, the Divisional Realignment Act,

H.R. 3310, the Federal Communications Commission Consolidate Reporting Act,

H.R. 4201, the Servicemember Family Protection Act,

H.R. 3670, requiring the Transportation Security Administration to comply with federal labor laws related to active servicemembers,

H.R. 2764, the WMD Intelligence and Information Sharing Act, and,

H.R. 3140, the Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act.