Congress Won't Authorize More Troops on Border
POSTED: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 10:27am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 4:30pm
Washington D.C. - No additional troops are headed to the border beyond what President Obama has authorized.
Democratic leaders beat back a move by Sen. John McCain of Arizona to send 6,000 more National Guard troops to the border with Mexico.
McCain says border security is so poor, more troops are needed to bolster the border.
Democrats also defeated a measure co-authored by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn that would have spent an additional $2 billion on border security.
A ktsm.com poll asks if you think President Obama's decision to send 1,200 troops to the border is enough.
Four out of five people who answered the poll say no.