Congressman Ted Poe issued the following statement today regarding the commutation request sent to President Bush for Border Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean:

"In light of the recent commutation of Scooter Libby, I have joined my colleagues again in asking President Bush to exercise his authority to commute the sentences of Border Agents Nacho Ramos and Joe Compean. The circumstances surrounding their prosecution, conviction and incarceration far exceed the extremes in the Libby case. I urge the President to take the same swift actions."

Border Agents Ramos and Compean are serving 11 and 12 year sentences for the involvement in the shooting of an illegal drug smuggler along the Texas-Mexico border.