Border Security Bill Moves to the Texas Senate, Bars Use of Eminent Domain for Border Wall

August 31, 2021

On Monday, the Texas House of Representatives voted 85-36 in favor of approving House Bill 9, which includes $1.88 billion for border security. However, an amendment added by Rep. Tracy King of Batesville would bar the state from using eminent domain to acquire property from Texas landowners for the border wall.

The bill moved to the Texas Senate and has already been reported favorably without amendments by the Senate committee finance. It will be voted on by the full Senate before going before the Governor for final approval. Read more about the House Bill 9 and the proposed border security funding from the Texas Tribune: