by Ruby Henley
Many of you have been asking about President Trump’s wall, and to be honest it is not looking so good. The following article is a very informative one if you are looking for answers about the wall..
Speaking at a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the United Nations, President Trump said he would be signing the bill: “We’ll keep the government open. We’re going to keep the government open.”
The President should reconsider that position. The bill is a stopgap designed to get Congress past the midterm elections, which suits their priority to avoid any controversial votes prior to November.
There’s only one problem, besides funding the military for the full year, the legislation does not fund key Trump administration priorities including fully funding the southern border wall. Department of Homeland Security funding is being pushed off until December now, with no guarantees that it will include the wall.
Instead, Congress has jerked the President and his supporters around for almost two years now.
On Jan. 26, 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Philadelphia, and explained emphatically that “We are moving ahead” with the wall with a specific price tag of “$12 to $15 billion,” adding, “We intend to address the wall issue ourselves.”
But then the wall was not funded in the fiscal year 2018 spending bill either. All they got was the President’s $1.6 billion supplemental “down payment” he had asked for last year.
No where can the “$12 to $15 billion” McConnell promised for the wall be found.
So, here we are, almost two years into the Trump administration, and Congress is about to go home with the midterms failing to fund the President’s signature legislative promise and show that finally they take the illegal immigration issue seriously.
President Trump may not wish to veto government spending now but one thing is clear, he is going to have to do it sooner or later if he wants to get the wall built. Time’s running out. And then he will need one-third of either the House or the Senate to sustain that veto — and then a real negotiation can be had.
Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government. Published on September 27, 2018
This was the most excellent article I could find on the wall, and the news is not good.
The following video is one week old, and it also gives us some idea what is going on with the wall.
In conclusion, I am sorry to have to give you bad news, hopefully something will change soon.