Sasse leads fresh calls to use seized 'El Chapo' money to pay for border security
Added 07-17-19 05:29:02pm EST - “Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., resumed calls Wednesday for Congress to use money and other assets seized from convicted Mexican drug lord? Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to pay for improved border security after a federal judge sentenced Guzman…” - Foxnews.com
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Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., resumed calls Wednesday for Congress to use money and other assets seized from convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to pay for improved border security after a federal judge sentenced Guzman to life in prison.
“El Chapo’s going to spend the rest of his life behind bars, so the feds should seize his drug money and use it to secure the border," Sasse said in a statement Wednesday. "This convict doesn’t need the cash – he’ll be getting three square meals a day and making collect calls from the big house.”
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Sasse is a cosponsor of the EL CHAPO Act, a bill authored by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that would require any money seized by the U.S. Government from Guzman's estate to be used "for security measures along the Southern border, including the completion of a border wall." EL CHAPO is an acronym for the bill's full name — the Ensuring Legal Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act.
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