Trump gets one step closer to building the wall between the US and Mexico.
Trump supporters will have a lot to cheer about in the House spending bill regarding Homeland Security.
Within the proposed House bill is money for the initial spending on building the wall that was the cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s campaign.
From Washington Examiner:
The $44.3 billion measure pays for a broad array of federal security programs, including aviation security, border and immigration enforcement, customs, cyberterrorism protection, drug smuggling prevention and natural disaster response.
The legislation includes $1.6 billion for a “physical barrier construction along the U.S. southern border.”
That will certainly make the GOP members supporting the wall happy.
But Democrats have vowed to block any bill which provides for spending for the wall.
The bill provides for increases in funding for border security, including $100 million for 500 new border patrol agents and $106 million to use for new aircraft technology along the border.
“This funding bill provides the resources to begin building a wall along our southern border, enhance our existing border security infrastructure, hire more border patrol agents, and fund detention operations,” said Homeland Security subcommittee Chairman John Carter, R-Texas. “Additionally, this bill will increase funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, support grants in cases of emergency and natural disaster, and provide critical resources to protect our cyber networks.”
No doubt the Democrats will try to halt it.
But they likely wouldn’t have enough people.
The real battle to get it through will be in the Senate.