Rep. Roy leads legislative action to get answers from Biden administration on border crisis

September 14, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) was joined by 11 of his House colleagues in introducing a resolution of inquiry requiring the Biden administration to release critical information on the border crisis that is currently being withheld from the American public.


A resolution of inquiry is a legislative action making a direct request or demand of the President or the head of an executive department to furnish the House with specific information in the Administration's possession.  Under clause 7 of House Rule XIII, resolutions of inquiry are given privileged status for consideration on the House floor if not already acted upon after 14 legislative days.


The action comes after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas ignored the Sept. 6 deadline to provide information requested in a previous letter led by the congressman.


“We want answers, we want them now, and the Democrats in charge of the executive branch are trying to keep truth from the American people,” Rep. Roy said of the resolution. “If the Biden administration won’t be transparent about its role in this crisis, we plan to use every tool available to make him. Enough is enough; American lives are at stake here.”


Rep. Roy was joined by Reps. Bob Gibbs (OH-07), Brian Babin (TX-36), Buddy Carter (GA-01), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Scott Perry (PA-10), Bill Posey (FL-08), Bob Good (VA-05), Randy Weber (TX-14), Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Lauren Boebert (CO-03), and Ted Budd (NC-13).


Full text of the resolution can be found at the link here.