AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate passed a bill allocating $1.8 billion to border security Wednesday. House Bill 9 is now headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.
Of the $1.8 billion, some will go to the Military Department to provide additional personnel at the border. The Department of Public Safety will also receive a large portion of funds, with over $130,000 dedicated to Operation Lone Star.
This is in addition to $1.1 billion lawmakers approved for border security during the Texas Legislature’s regular session.
Senate Bill 6, a bail reform bill also known as the Damon Allen Act, passed through both the House and Senate with amendments on Tuesday as well.
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