- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner created a special working group Tuesday to coordinate the House GOP’s response to the children surging across the U.S. border, and named Rep. Kay Granger to lead the effort.

Ms. Granger, a Texas Republican, heads a group of seven lawmakers including the chairmen of both the Judiciary and Homeland Security committees.

“The president has allowed a national security and humanitarian crisis to develop on the U.S. southern border. There are two imperatives here: protect those children and secure our border,” Mr. Boehner said in announcing the working group, which he said will be charged with making sure House Republicans are on top of the situation.

Mr. Boehner and several other top-level Republicans have called for the president to deploy the National Guard to help secure the border.