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House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) on Sunday criticized the border security measures in the Senate immigration bill, saying they were ineffective measures designed only to win votes.

“In the past all we’ve done is thrown money down at the problem at an ad hoc basis and it hasn’t worked,” McCaul said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “What the Senate just passed was, again, a bunch of candy thrown down there —a bunch of assets thrown down there to gain votes, but without a methodical, smart border approach.

McCaul cautioned that the House would press for tougher border enforcement measures.

“We want a smart border, we also want a smart immigration plan. Something that makes sense,” he added.