Sununu Asking for Funds for NH National Guard to Protect Border

NH Gov. Chris Sununu on Tuesday asked members of the Fiscal Committee to authorize $850,000 for 15 volunteer members of the New Hampshire National Guard to be stationed at Eagle Pass, Texas on active duty to support security activities at the southern U.S. border.

Some members on the Committee have called the request inappropriate. The Fiscal Committee meets Friday.

The funds would allow the 15 guardsmen to be on active duty for up to 90 days. This request comes after Sununu last year requested and obtained $1.4 million for the Northern Border Alliance Program for state police, local police, border patrol and fish and game to work together on New Hampshire’s border with Canada.