The Boundary Dispute led to many concerns from Texans, New Mexicans, and the U.S. Government. Several U.S. Senators submitted bills suggesting how the land in New Mexico should be handled, but none were successful. Senator James A. Pearce submitted a bill that would give $10 million to Texas in exchange for lands that were north and west of specific latitude and longitude coordinates. This bill was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Millard Fillmore in the summer of 1850. This bill established the Texas boundaries in place today. The Texas legislature approved this measure and Texas governor Peter Bell signed it on November 25, 1850.