Pallone Blasts Trump Administration Proposal to Use Flood Insurance Fees to Pay for Wall

Mar 13, 2017

Washington, DC- Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement on the Trump administration proposal to use a surcharge on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders to build his border wall.

“Throughout his campaign and presidency President Trump has repeatedly tried to deceive the American people by claiming that Mexico will pay for an impractical and unnecessary border wall. Now with his lie becoming apparent, President Trump is turning to working families, many of whom suffered during Sandy, to pay for his beloved wall. I will fight any proposal to place the burden of President Trump’s extreme immigration policy on flood insurance policy holders and New Jersey’s working families.”