Skip to comments.Trump poised to win $5 billion to build border wall
Posted on 09/14/2018 1:13:51 PM PDT by Hojczyk
President Trump and congressional leaders have agreed to a border wall funding showdown after the upcoming November midterm elections and if he plays his cards right, it could result in $5 billion, more than twice what the White House initially sought.
While appropriations bills are moving at the fastest pace in over 20 years, with many expected to be approved by Oct. 1, the start of the fiscal year, Homeland Security funding for the wall is likely to be delayed, said officials.
Plans are already underway to approve temporary, stopgap, funding that will cover Homeland until its new spending is approved after the wall funding fight.
However, in a good sign for the White House, the Senate has already locked in the $1.6 billion Trump sought this year in wall construction funding in a bipartisan vote and it will be included in the stopgap bill.
The House is likely to approve $5 billion for the wall, matching Trumps top level wish and setting up negotiations with the Senate.
Threats of a shutdown over not getting full funding for the wall by Oct. 1, however, threaten to disrupt the plan agreed to at a recent White House meeting between Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, according to a key official.
Should Trump shift and shut the government down, Democrats would likely make demands for their support and that would include funding for their pet projects.
A shutdown scenario becomes a lot more expensive, said a congressional negotiator.
To convince the president against a shutdown, officials are pointing to the pledge to push for more border wall funding after the election.
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Post-poned until after mid-terms.
May I ask WHY???
Did the Democrats wait before ramming Obamacare down our throats?
I want the wall. We NEED the wall...but PLEASE, Mr. President, MAKE Congress cut SPENDING somewhere, too!
Wait wasnt Mexico supposed to pay for it?
Id gladly donate money to build the wall..I know many others who feel the same way. I think I read a while back that if everyone who wanted to donated a 125 bucks each for the wall it could be built
the check is in the mail...
Trump getting Congress to approve the Wall built, and every FReeper comment so far a complaint.
BEFORE THE ELECTION. AT THE END OF THIS MONTH. NO MORE GAMES. Republicans in Congress always have an excuse. FUND IT NOW else shut down the government.
Trump never said Mexico would pay for it up front.
there can be no wall showdown. Only construction. Charge mexican money transfers, use the military budget as it’s national defense. Tell the democrats eat crap. We need to build to start the court cases and get them out of the way before 2020.
Mr. Trump, put up that wall!
If they are going to shut down, shut down....AFTER Kavanaugh is confirmed.
The babies in congress do not want a shut down before the election..I guess..
Looks like it will be in a budget bill after the election..Trump will probably get suckered again...
If he does he probably will take it out of the military budget..could say were being invaded..???
We control the Presidency, and both Houses of Congress.
The Deep State is fighting this one tooth and nail.
These people are dirty globalists.
First of all, the cost of this Wall is the equivalent of a rounding error in the overall budget.
Second, illegals cost this country $134 BILLION... ANNUALLY.
Third, we piss away hundreds of $billions to third world shithole countries run by dictators who want to kill us.
If the Trump administration bothered to explain this to Congress and the unwashed in this county, he would get the $25 billion we need.
Because he isnt selling it.
F-’em! The leftist scums will know everything about the Wall when we build it.
Yes. Trump said some of them came to him and asked him to postpone the wall funding until after the election.
What a load of nonsense.
Then, if they lose, they won’t have to worry about it, and if they win they won’t have to worry about NOT doing it because people won’t be able to hold them to account by not voting for them.
And Trump is going along with this... why? It’s time to go nuclear on those bunch of back-stabbing scumbags They’re not his friends. They’re never going to work with him. The vast majority of them would be happier with Jeb! in office so they could sit back, do nothing, enjoy their bribes, tax-payer funded sex trysts and endless vacations.
Use seized and stored U.S. cash funds from drug dealers and terrorism related cases . Screw the lawyers that seek to tie these funds up , as evidence , for years . Build the Wall ! Make ‘Mexico’ pay for it .... we have warehouses full of seized US cash $ , I’m sure
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