House Republicans press Biden admin on cost of border surge: ‘Crisis of its own creation’

By Ronn Blitzer | Fox News

Reps. Jason Smith and John Katko are calling for transparency as costs continue to climb

Two House Republicans are seeking answers from the Biden administration regarding just how much money the government is spending as a result of the ongoing border crisis and what they plan to do about it going further.

In a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Shalanda Young, Reps. Jason Smith, R-Mo., and John Katko, R-N.Y., expressed concern over the rising costs of migrant-related expenses and reports that funds from the operating budgets of the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have been redirected to deal with the situation. Smith and Katko are the ranking members of the House Budget and Homeland Security committees, respectively.