WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, on Thursday reintroduced legislation to reform the asylum system and provide the president with new tools and additional resources to better manage the border.

“It’s been 99 days since Senate Republicans killed the toughest bipartisan border bill in a generation. This bill makes common sense changes to our broken asylum system and gives the president new tools to better manage the border. But the first time we voted on this bipartisan bill, Republicans decided that maintaining chaos at the border in order to help Donald Trump’s election prospects is more important than border security. I still believe this bill will undoubtedly help fix our challenges at the border, and that’s why I’m reintroducing it today. I hope Leader Schumer will put it back on the floor soon and Senate Republicans will put the American people over politics and vote for it.”

On Wednesday, Murphy spoke on the U.S. Senate floor to urge Senate Republicans to work with Democrats and pass the bipartisan border security bill that former President Trump convinced Republicans to kill earlier this year.

A one-pager of the legislation is available here.