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Fri Apr 22, 2016, 04:03 PM

The Latest: Sen. Ron Johnson Blasts Border-Index Effort

Source: Associated Press

The Latest: Sen. Ron Johnson Blasts Border-Index Effort

SAN DIEGO Apr 22, 2016, 4:34 PM ET

The Latest on Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's rejection of a color-coded system to measure border security. All times local:

1 p.m.

The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is blasting a now-derailed effort to use a system of reds, yellows and greens to measure border security.

Ron Johnson said Friday that a consultant's report that cost the Department of Homeland Security $90,000 addresses a question for which the answer is known. He says measuring border security is complex and requires sophisticated and consistent metrics not colors.

The Wisconsin Republican says a bill he has introduced would include measurements that help the government decide how to spend money on border security.

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