A step in the right direction?
Earlier today the House passed a defense themed spending bill which includes $1.6 billion to fund building a wall on the Mexican border. Here is more:
The House approved a national security-themed spending package on Thursday that includes $1.6 billion to start building President Trump’s proposed border wall.
The $827 billion package passed largely along party lines, with a vote of 235-192. Five Republicans voted no, while five Democrats voted yes.
The five Republicans to vote against the package were Reps. Justin Amash(Mich.), John Duncan Jr. (Tenn.), Walter Jones (N.C.), Thomas Massie (Ky.) and Mark Sanford (S.C.).
Five centrist Democrats voted in favor: Reps. Sanford Bishop (Ga.), Charlie Crist (Fla.), Josh Gottheimer (N.J.), Tom O’Halleran (Ariz.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.).
The bill includes spending bills for defense and veterans programs, legislative branch operations and the Department of Energy.
$1.6 billion seems excessive to me but then again I think…
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