Tester Leads Bipartisan Resolution Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Border Patrol

Senator has fought to provide Border Patrol with the resources and legal changes they have said they need to secure both the southern and northern borders

U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution alongside 20 of his Senate colleagues recognizing May 28, 2024, as the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Border Patrol. 

“When I visited the southern border, I saw firsthand the incredibly difficult job that the brave men and women in Border Patrol have serving on the frontlines to keep our country safe,” said Tester. “These folks work day in and day out to secure our northern and southern borders, stop fentanyl before it ravages our communities, and prevent those who want to do us harm from entering the United States. I’m grateful for their service and will continue to work with anyone, Republican or Democrat, to get them the resources and legal changes they have told me they need to get the job done.”

Tester has led the charge to secure the southern border and provide Border Patrol and law enforcement the resources and legal changes they have said they need to get the job done. Tester voted for bipartisan border security legislation that was endorsed by the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), which represents approximately 18,000 Border Patrol agents and personnel charged with enforcing our country’s border security policies. Border Patrol and law enforcement have endorsed the bipartisan border bill because it would:

  • Provide more than $20 billion for manpower, technology, and operational needs to secure the southern border – resources law enforcement have said they need to get the job done;
  • Empower and require the President to close the border when the system becomes overwhelmed – a power the executive currently does not have;
  • Make the most significant legal changes in decades – including ending “catch and release” and raising the asylum standards.
  • A full memo outlining the facts about the bipartisan border security proposal can be read HERE.

Through his role as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tester secured significant wins for border security and law enforcement in the FY2024 government funding appropriations package, including funding for up to 22,000 U.S. Border Patrol Agents to secure areas between ports of entry.

Read Tester’s full resolution honoring Border Patrol HERE.