GOP leaders are not willing to allocate funds for the border wall with Mexico, removing funding for the border from the budget in a cheap attempt to woo Democrats in the Senate.
Paul Ryan is expected to exclude the money that President Donald Trump requested to fund the Mexican border wall, which was only supposed to be around $1 Billion.
In light of some of the crazier government spending that has been present in the Obama administration, this is not an absurd amount for a project that is tantamount to our national safety.
Ryan issued a statement that essentially said that the government might be able to maybe scrounge up the money next year, which is ridiculous for an issue so important.
From Gateway Pundit:
Congress won’t fulfill the Trump administration’s request for additional money for the Department of Homeland Security for the border wall for this year, though he said there will be funding for border security.
“The big chunk of money for the wall, really, is…next fiscal year’s appropriations because they literally can’t start construction even this quickly,” he said.
In its initial budget blueprint released earlier this month, the White House had requested $1.4 billion for the current fiscal year to fund the initial developments of the wall. Democrats have suggested they would oppose any spending bill that includes money for the proposed wall.