Senate Advances Wall Funding Bill

The Senate has advanced a bill that includes funding for President Trump’s wall amid the objections of Democrats.

According to The Hill:

At a contentious Senate committee hearing Thursday, Republicans pushed through a Homeland Security spending measure that included $5 billion for President Trump‘s proposed border wall over the opposition of Democrats, who vowed to block the bill’s passage on the floor.

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“This is a waste of taxpayer dollars and bad for our country,” said Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (Vt.), the committee’s top Democrat.

“It is not about solving real problems, it is about fulfilling a campaign promise. And let’s not forget the president promised that Mexico would pay for the wall,” he added.

With the exception of Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), every Democrat on the committee voted against the bill, which passed out of committee 17-14.

This is another sign that the budget and appropriations process has been hampered by the fight over wall funding.

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Phyllis
Phyllis
1 year ago

Democrats call the wall a waste of taxpayer money. Since when is it a waste to try to protect the American people. The wall is needed to stop the invasion of illegal criminals, and terrorists, that liberals refuse to acknowledge. The cost of the wall is nothing compared to the waste of money created by the liberal Socialists and their outrageous spending. Congress spends billions of tax dollars, giving these invaders access to every free entitlement program, and just one state spends more on illegals than the total cost of the wall.

James Moore
James Moore
1 year ago

These political types that are protecting these illegals should come out to California and experience it first hand. Last week I got a call from a friend who moved to Montana a year ago. His old next door neighbor in Moreno Valley, CA home was damaged by an illegal aliens car. He was attempting to teach his lady friend to drive and she lost control jumping the curb and struck the neighbors home. The estimate to repair the damage was over ten thousand dollars. Moreno Valley Police were summoned and their investigation found the guy had no license, identification or insurance. They told the neighbor sorry we can’t do anything about it because of California’s sanctuary laws. They did have the car towed, which they’ll undoubtedly receive a sharp rebuke from Sacramento. The couple in the car was released with no breath analyzer test. I have a strong feeling I wouldn’t have received the same treatment if I were in his position. The Democrats have turned the Golden State into something that’s nearly unlivable.

Keith Clark
Keith Clark
1 year ago

Build the wall or look for another job!

Edgar Hill
Edgar Hill
1 year ago

Patrick Leahy is a waste of peoples money.He needs to find a job at 7-11.

Patricia
1 year ago

No you idiot the wall is about stopping human sex trafficking, and drugs! Also stopping dangerous gangs, rapists, murderers from coming in! Protecting our borders is important and who cares if mexico, or bozo the clown pays for it, we still need it!

Nancy
Nancy
1 year ago

While they’re fighting over it concerned citizens have already donated and gotten part of the fence built. The pentagon has okayed funding which amounted to 1% of their infrastructure budget. They know it will stop the flow of illegals they need for their ever shrinking voter base.

Kenneth David
Kenneth David
1 year ago

When Obama was President Botox Nancy and Chuckie voted for both funding and building the wall. It was never built. I wonder where that money went. Citizenship is a privilege not a right for illegals who start off by ignoring our laws.

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

Now the fact being that not one inch of fence has been installed under Trump contracts, all the installed fence was from Obama contracts, Now the Senate can pass anything they like but then the House has their bill and the two bills are put together through compromise, and I would be extremely surprised if the House gives any money for the wall.

William Moore
William Moore
1 year ago

Build the F****N wall already for God’s sake. This now after 3 years of this BS going back and forth and the American people still being held hostage. Really anyone who’s still for the liberals needs to get their heads out of their asses, wake up smell the coffee and get with the program. What have the liberals done for America in the last 3 years to suck it up ’cause they lost the White House big time in 2016, act like adults and work with the Republicans to move us forward. Instead they’ve done ZILCH to help America but sure have helped themselves to obscene salaries and haven’t done a damned thing to earn them. They seem to forget the American people are their employers, they work for us.So far they’ve failed and all should be FIRED!

Bill Moore
Bill Moore
1 year ago

Build the F****N wall already for God’s sake. This now after 3 years of this BS going back and forth and the American people still being held hostage. Really anyone who’s still for the liberals needs to get their heads out of their asses, wake up smell the coffee and get with the program. What have the liberals done for America in the last 3 years to suck it up ’cause they lost the White House big time in 2016, act like adults and work with the Republicans to move us forward. Instead they’ve done ZILCH to help America but sure have helped themselves to obscene salaries and haven’t done a damned thing to earn them. They seem to forget the American people are their employers, they work for us.So far they’ve failed and all should be FIRED!

William M
William M
1 year ago

Build the F****N wall already for God’s sake. This now after 3 years of this BS going back and forth and the American people still being held hostage. Really anyone who’s still for the liberals needs to get their heads out of their asses, wake up smell the coffee and get with the program. What have the liberals done for America in the last 3 years to suck it up ’cause they lost the White House big time in 2016, act like adults and work with the Republicans to move us forward. Instead they’ve done ZILCH to help America but sure have helped themselves to obscene salaries and haven’t done a damned thing to earn them. They seem to forget the American people are their employers, they work for us.So far they’ve failed and all should be FIRED!

William
William
1 year ago

Build the F****N wall already for God’s sake. This now after 3 years of this BS going back and forth and the American people still being held hostage. Really anyone who’s still for the liberals needs to get their heads out of their asses, wake up smell the coffee and get with the program. What have the liberals done for America in the last 3 years to suck it up ’cause they lost the White House big time in 2016, act like adults and work with the Republicans to move us forward. Instead they’ve done ZILCH to help America but sure have helped themselves to obscene salaries and haven’t done a damned thing to earn them. They seem to forget the American people are their employers, they work for us.So far they’ve failed and all should be FIRED!

Lea
Lea
1 year ago
Reply to  William

Don’t you folks pay any attention at all?? They’ve BEEN BUILDING THE WALL. I suggest you subscribe to the White House YT Videos. The President was just down there, and showing how far they’ve already gotten. OMG….Folks…will you all PLEASE WATCH what our President is doing AND has ALREADY DONE!!!

David Davidson
David Davidson
1 year ago

THIS VETERAN PRAYS THAT THE TRUMP HATE WALL IS DESTROYED — JUST LIKE WE DESTROYED THE BERLIN WALL

AND PLEASE GOD HAVE JOE MANCHIN QUIT CALLING HIMSELF A DEMOCRAT — MANCHIN IS A TRAITOR TRUMP THUG

Terry Edwards MSG retired
Terry Edwards MSG retired
1 year ago
Reply to  David Davidson

This Veteran is happy to see the wall going up.

gb
gb
1 year ago
Reply to  David Davidson

Whats wrong with you, do you want all your relatives raped and maimed and all your benefits being used for the illegal aliens?????

Peter Rienstra
Peter Rienstra
1 year ago

Leahy talks about a waste of our money when for years the dims have set up shady programs that sent most of the funds to sham organizations that sent the money to the dims in the congress and the bureaucrats who run the programs but very little helped the People in America . The congress got very rich from these programs

Terry W Edwards
Terry W Edwards
1 year ago

This Veteran is happy to see the wall going up.

LEONARD J. VSETECKA
1 year ago

LEAHY IS THE DUMBASS WHO CAME OUT OF A TOP SECRET MEETING ON WAR FIGHTING IN IRAQ, SOME REPORTER ASKED THE QUESTION :HOW DO YOU TRAcK THE ENEMY, DUMBASS PIPED UP AND SAID BY CELL PHONE CALLS, OFCOURSE THE ENEMY QUIT USiNG CELL PHONES AND USED HUMAN RESOURCES TO DRIVE THE INFO TO THEIR LEADERS, THAT IS WHAT YOU GET WITH A DIPSHIT LIKE DUMBASS LEAHY BEING ENSCONSED ON THE FEDERAL MONEY TIT FOR OVER 44 YEARS, HE GREW MOSS ON HIS WORTHLESS BRAIN AND LEAD IN HIS FAT ASS.

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