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AUSTIN — Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) joined Texas state legislators in calling on the federal government to reimburse the State of Texas for $2.8 billion in costs resulting from Washington’s failure to secure the border.

“The federal government has turned a blind eye to the dangers along our border for too long,” Rep. Isaac said Wednesday. “The financial burden for this willful dereliction of duty is falling on Texans — hardworking families who don’t deserve to have their tax dollars wasted — and that’s simply unacceptable.”

Rep. Isaac and many House members asked the federal government to reimburse the State of Texas for taxpayer dollars spent on border security initiatives.

Since January 2013, the State of Texas and local governments have been forced to spend $2.8 billion as a result of the federal government’s failure to secure the border.

Representing Blanco and Hays counties, Rep. Isaac has served House District 45 in the Texas Legislature since 2011. He is a member of the Economic and Small Business Development, Environmental Regulation, and Local and Consent Calendars committees and is chair of the Subcommittee on Small Business. He lives in Drippings Springs with his wife, Carrie, and two sons.

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