Texas Dems In Congress Call For Inquiry Into Use Of COVID Funds At Border


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Texas Democrats in Congress are calling for a federal investigation into the state's use of COVID relief funds following reports that money meant for healthcare is being spent on border security. Representatives Joaquin Castro and Veronica Escobar sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen yesterday asking for a review into how the state is funding Operation Lone Star. The request comes after a Washington Post report last week that the state moved about a billion dollars in federal COVID funds into the mission aimed at stopping illegal immigrants from crossing the southern border. Seven other Texas Dems signed the letter, including Austin Representative Lloyd Doggett.


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