HISTORIC: House Bill Allocates $1.6 Billion for President Trump’s Border Wall

Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee released a bill that allocates $1.6 billion in order to begin construction of a border wall along the U.S. southern border.

In recent days, conservative members warned they would pull votes from a budget/spending plan that did not included the financing of a border wall. Rep. Mark Meadows commented to Breitbart that the President would refuse to sign a spending measure if it did not include the wall.

The Hill reports:

In total, the bill allocates $13.8 billion to customs and border protection. That includes the $1.6 billion for the wall, $100 million to hire 500 more border patrol agents, $131 million for new border technology, $106 million for aircraft and sensors and $109 million for non-intrusive inspection equipment.

It also adds $619.7 million to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over current levels, for a total of $7 billion in spending.

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  • July 13, 2017 at 1:53 am
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    That wall needs to be built for one damn good reason that there are terrorists in Mexico that have hooked up with the drug cartels, just across the border. With the length of the border it will take several years to complete it but once its built with the new materials on the market it will be well worth the money spent for the protection it will create. It will make the Border Patrols job a lot easier in the long run.

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