House Passes Spending Bill With $1.6B To Begin Border Wall
House passes spending bill with $1.6B to begin border wall
July 27 (UPI) — The House approved a $788 billion national security bill Thursday that includes $1.6 billion towards a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The bill, which passed along mostly party lines, 235-192, mostly allocates money for programs other than beginning construction of the wall — including energy, water, defense, the Army Corps of Engineers, and implementing a 5 percent raise in veteran’s programs.
GOP leaders praised the bill as a fulfillment of one of President Donald Trump’s most controversial campaign promises, as well as an improvement to veterans programs.
“Every single dime the president requested to start building a wall …