JD VANCE, Senator for Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator JD Vance (R-OH) questioned witnesses during a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs regarding rural housing policies.

Watch Senator Vance’s full exchange here

“I want to focus on one of the under-discussed components of the housing crisis in our country today, and that is its connection to mass illegal immigration. And just to sort of put a fine point and explain where I’m coming from on that, and why I’m raising this issue is I think that a lot of our friends on the other side of the aisle have convinced themselves that lax immigration is somehow a compassionate thing to do.” said Senator Vance.

“We cannot, as a country, absorb 10 million people and still provide high quality housing to the rest of our citizens. The math doesn’t work. The numbers don’t make sense. The increase in housing prices and rents is clear for all to see.”