There is perhaps nothing that enrages liberals more than Trump’s plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
They hate the idea of securing our country’s borders.
And now, there’s some breaking news about the wall that is making liberals furious.
On Tuesday, the U.S. House released a bill to fund Trump’s wall on the U.S./ Mexico border.
If passed and signed by President Trump, the bill will allocate $1.6 billion to build the wall that Trump spent a year on the campaign trail promising.
As reported by The Hill:
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday released a bill allocating $1.6 billion to begin construction of a physical barrier along the U.S. border with Mexico, one of President Trump’s central campaign promises.
“Keeping Americans safe by protecting our homeland is a top priority. 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 House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairman John Carter.
Earlier in the day, DHS spokesman David Lapan said that the requested funding would be crucial to moving the project beyond current repairs, replacements and prototype projects.
“On the DHS side it’s clear that we’ve gotten a direction to secure the southern border, that a wall and barrier is part of that process along with people and technology, and that funding from Congress is required for us to move forward on that,” he said.
This is perhaps President Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promise, and conservatives across the country are bursting in excitement following the news of it moving forward.
Trump mentioned building the wall at virtually every campaign rally, and made it the central part of his campaign.
Despite the election proving that Americans are in support of building a wall on the border, the Democrats have vowed to fight back.
As reported by Politico:
Senate Democrats are sure to object to any government funding bill with money for the wall, and they successfully pressured Republicans to keep out wall money from a funding bill earlier this year. With many Republicans skittish about being blamed for a shutdown, GOP insiders expect a replay.
Still, Trump and his budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, have said they won’t cave so readily this time — even if it means shutting down the government. And already conservatives in the House are urging the administration to embrace the hardball strategy.
“I am willing to do whatever it takes in the Senate to ensure President Trump’s promise to the American people is kept,” said Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), a Freedom Caucus member who’s running for Senate — in part on a platform to build the wall. “I’ll aggressively oppose every single spending bill that doesn’t fund the border wall and expose every Republican establishment Senator who sides with the Democrats against our president.”
So it is clear that the fight in the House and Senate won’t be an easy one, and we will keep you updated on any developments.
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