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$23 Billion Bill To “Fully Fund” Border Wall To Be Introduced This Week

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy plans to introduce a bill this week that will fully fund President Trump’s much-promised border wall, according to an exclusive report by Breitbart.

The “Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act” would allocate $23.4 billion on top of the $1.6 billion already spent in order to build the wall the rest of the way, as well as provide for a “variety of enforcement measures.”

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McCarthy said in a statement to Breitbart News that: “President Trump’s election was a wakeup call to Washington. The American people want us to build the wall and enforce the law. Maintaining strong borders is one of the basic responsibilities of any nation. For too long, America has failed in this responsibility.”

On Monday, outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan hinted that there would be a post-midterms border wall funding fight, saying: “We intend on having a full-fledged discussion on how to complete our mission to secure the border, and yes, we will have a fight about this.

“Given that this new bill comes from the Majority Leader, McCarthy, and this bill contains several other measures already passed by the House with high margins of success, its prospects for passage are promising,” writes Breitbart‘s Matt Boyle.

The enforcement measures expected to be in this wall funding legislation include, among other legislation, Kate’s Law, an enforcement bill named for Kate Steinle, who was killed in sanctuary city San Francisco in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election. Kate’s Law passed the House 257-167 last year. Also included will be a bill the House has already passed targeting sanctuary cities, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which passed the House last year 228-195. The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, which passed the House last year 233-175, will be in the bill, as will two House resolutions on immigration that passed the House this year: one upholding and honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, the other admonishing illegal alien voting in a number of American cities. -Breitbart

The forthcoming bill will not address Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cases – which will give Democrats significantly less ammunition to derail the effort.

McCarthy will travel on Wednesday to the US border with Mexico to meet with Border Patrol agents, where he will also receive a briefing from Border Patrol officials on operations and threat assessments.

While the bill will probably pass through the House with little trouble, the Senate should prove to be a bit more daunting – as Republicans only have a 51-49 majority, and would need 60 votes to clear a filibuster hurdle on a cloture vote – unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell changed the Senate rules – which he has been thus far hesitant to do amid enormous pressure.

But that’s where things get interesting, as Republicans could pick up as many as five or more extra Senate seats in the midterm elections depending on how a variety of races shake out–meaning they would be much closer to that 60-vote threshold making it easier to roll the necessary Democrats and get the votes required to clear the cloture hurdle of 60 votes and get a bill like this to the president’s desk so he can sign it. -Breitbart

That said, Republicans wouldn’t have those key votes until January, 2019 – and that’s assuming the Democrats’ “blue wave” crashes on the rocks. “that means whatever the House passes in late 2018 for it to become law unless the Senate goes for it this year would need to be passed again in early 2019,” writes Boyle.

Red wave? 

With a variety of post-midterm threats levied by Democrats – including launching investigations and impeachment proceedings against both President Trump and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans who want to see the wall go up will have an additional incentive to head to the polls.

A vote for a Republican is a vote for the wall, in other words, as the House GOP will need to hold its majority going into the next Congress to ensure that this border wall funding makes it to the president’s desk. If Democrats take the House on November 6, a newly reminted Speaker Nancy Pelosi most certainly would not support funding the wall along the border–which, in turn, makes the midterms a referendum on the wall because if Republicans hold the House and add seats in the Senate, they can get the votes necessary to get full wall funding to Trump’s desk in early 2019. -Breitbart

In short – if you want the wall, go out and vote on November 6.

via www.zerohedge.com

5 COMMENTS

  1. build the wall and stop giving away all the freebies. we don’t need illegal immigrants. They bring in crime, disease and a drain on our country’s resources. They don’t speak English and don’t have the education to hold down a long lasting job; so they go on welfare.

    • The illegals also take away jobs that our people need. Have you seen how many are now in construction jobs! These are good paying jobs. It started out they worked in the fields picking produce. Now they are going into entry level jobs that our young people could work and progress up to better jobs. They get on the dole and get welfare. This money and these services should be going to our people to help them get on their feet to become productive citizens. They also send money into Mexico to their family members and a lot of them work under the table and don’t pay taxes. This all hurts us! How stupid can we be to continue to let this happen.

  2. The only ones who will fight against the wall will be those who support open borders and the NWO agenda of the fundamental destruction of this country’s sovereignty and that would be the dem wits and rinos for their business donors who want cheap labor of the illegal alien hordes and the dem wits who need every illegal alien to vote because the legitimate voters in mass do not support their donors agenda or their NWO handler’s agenda. We are ready and we are fed up.There will be no dem wit wave!

  3. build the wall and lets stop this selfish bullshit the dems are putting this country through, fake accusations , bullshit russian investigations , and all the illegals in this country getting hand outs and taking advantage of our resources. BUILD THE WALL

  4. The people against the wall are people who either benefit from the low wages that can be paid to illegals-these are the same people that don’t want to end the chain migration or the DACA flood. Aside from those people, the only ones who want open borders are the people who want to destroy this country’s sovereignty. If we have open borders, we have no country, and then what difference does it make who is in Washington-we may as well be annexed to Mexico with their corruption and drugs. People who want to make a better life for themselves should stay in their own country and work to make it better, or apply and wait in line like other immigrants have done. This nonsense about how because we are a nation of immigrants, we need to be more tolerant of thugs and scofflaws, is just that——nonsense-do they even hear themselves? Yup, I come from a family of immigrants, who came through Ellis Island, legally, and carried a loyalty card signed by the individual for inspection by any law enforcement person who asked. One side had a denunciation of the Kaiser, and the other was a sworn and signed loyalty oath to this country. Carried with them all the time in case asked. But I am a US citizen, born in New Jersey, and raised in Wisconsin, so no, I am not an immigrant. I am a native American-anyone born in this country is a native American….but I do think that those people who are born of illegal immigrants should not automatically get citizenship and all the benefits. Perhaps we could have another class of resident.

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