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Thursday, October 05, 2017

House committee approves $10 billion to fund border wall

The House Homeland Security Committee passed legislation Wednesday that would provide $10 billion toward President Trump's wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a step toward possible consideration on the House floor.

The committee passed Wednesday afternoon in a party-line vote, after dismissing all Democratic amendments.

The committee vote is a significant step toward implementing President Trump's goal of building a border wall, which otherwise has been stalled. Trump himself agreed to delay money for the wall last month in order to quickly resolve a fight over raising the debt ceiling and extending federal spending for the first few months of the new fiscal year.

It's still not clear when or whether House Republicans will bring the bill to the floor. However, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said last week that Trump was receptive to the idea of including some form of border security in a bill creating a program to protect immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, introduced the bill in July, and it has more than 70 Republican co-sponsors, but no Democratic support.

McCaul's committee on Wednesday rejected every Democratic amendment before voting to approve the bill.



Anonymous said...

Don't spend a dime until those payments from Mexico start coming in.

Anonymous said...

A guy in New Mexico plans to build a drive in movie theater with the screen mounted to the border wall.He thinks the place will be packed with Trump followers.I tend to agree.In my opinion that theater will be on everyones must see list.Getting a permit might be tricky though.

Anonymous said...

Don't be concerned with Mexico contributing, 10:07. Think about the money we taxpayers won't put out to subsidize the illegals. President Donald J. Trump will save us enough money to build a backup wall with money left over. That's just my humble opinion.

Anonymous said...

Making America great again in spite of idiots like 10:07. Trump 2020

Anonymous said...

Me again: actually 1043, we don't need to spend money on a physical wall when we can actually create an employment wall by shutting down those who have knowingly hired illegals for decades.

Anonymous said...

10:07 don't worry, we'll end up paying for it with import fees.

Anonymous said...

it won't happen

Anonymous said...

Yes its idiocy to remind everyone of a key campaign promise