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US legislators unveil $1.6 billion plan for Mexican border wall

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


A House panel Tuesday unveiled legislation to begin building President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Mexico, however, will not be footing the bill.

The move by the House Appropriations Committee again puts the Trump administration and its allies on Capitol Hill on a collision course with Democrats who oppose the wall and succeeded in blocking a request by Trump to deliver the money when passing an omnibus spending measure earlier this spring.

Democrats objected to the funding and significant opposition surfaced among Republicans as well. The administration and congressional Republicans took a pass on forcing the issue in May but vowed to fight for the wall this summer and fall.

Source: Associated Press