Congressman Mark Meadows has declared emphatically that if September’s budget does not include funding for the border wall, there WILL be a government shutdown. I think his message has gotten through.
House Republicans put forth a new spending bill Tuesday that includes $1.6 billion for the construction of President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Fox Business.
The measure, proposed by the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday, would be tacked onto next fiscal year’s funds for the Department of Homeland Security – bumping that total up to $44.3 billion.
In addition to providing funding for the border wall, the bill would add 500 new Border Patrol and 1,000 additional ICE agents.
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