WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement upon House passage of the Senate’s bipartisan border supplemental bill:

“Republicans have fought relentlessly for relief and reform at the border, and now legislation is finally heading to President Trump’s desk. To be clear: it was completely unnecessary for House Democrats to play games with this emergency funding. Democrats have not taken this border crisis seriously. Speaker Pelosi and her liberal lieutenants did not attempt a bipartisan solution and they waited until the last minute to pass partisan legislation that proved worthless. We cannot allow this kind of legislative malpractice to put the lives of Americans and prospective immigrants at risk. Speaker Pelosi and her caucus must do better by Americans.”