McCain's Border Dance Continues, Says Democratic National Committee

New Website, Same Double Talk on Immigration Reform WASHINGTON , May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After announcing the new Spanish-language page of his website during a press conference in Arizona this morning, John McCain once again tried...


2003: McCain Opposed $25.6 Million for Tucson Border Control Station. In 2003, Senator McCain criticized $25.6 million for construction of a U.S. Border Patrol station in Tucson, Arizona . McCain deemed the project wasteful spending because it didn't go through proper legislative channels. [Gannett, 4/10/2003]

2005: McCain Opposed Funds for Digital Transition and Public Safety Fund and Tactical Infrastructure At Border. In 2005 McCain opposed "$55 million for the completion of the Tucson tactical infrastructure around the border." McCain also opposed "a provision that directs funds from the Digital Transition and Public Safety Fund that are in excess of $12 billion to be spent on, among other things, the Tucson, Arizona Border Patrol sector;" and "$30 million for Tucson, AZ Border Patrol sector for tactical infrastructure." [Congressional Record 7/14/05; Congressional Record 12/20/05]

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