Paul Ryan May Get his Wish and Avoid Funding Trump Border Wall This Year
GOP leaders are ready to burn President Trump and remove funding for the Trump border wall in order to woo Democrats in the Senate.
Republicans hold a majority in both the US House of Representatives and US Senate.
And –ALREADY– less than 100 days into his first term in office they are ready to drop funding for the border wall.
Despite President Trump’s request for more than $1 billion to fund the Mexican border wall this year, Paul Ryan is expected to exclude the money in the April spending bill.
Ryan recently told reporters funding for the border wall may be included in next year’s bill.
Now it loos like Paul Ryan may get his way.
According to reporters President Trump may wait until later this year for funding of the border wall thanks to Paul Ryan and Republican lawmakers.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
President Donald Trump is open to waiting until later this year to secure funding for a wall along the border with Mexico, White House officials said Monday night, in a shift that could clear the way for lawmakers to strike a deal to avoid a government shutdown on Saturday.
Mr. Trump and top administration officials previously indicated the president wanted to include money to begin building a wall along the southern border in the bill to keep the government running after its current funding expires at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, which is also the president’s 100th day in office.
The president addressed the issue at a reception with conservative media at the White House on Monday night. The president’s new flexibility over whether the wall is funded in this spending bill or one that will be needed in late September could remove one of the last remaining hurdles facing congressional Democrats and Republicans hammering out the five-month bill they must pass this week to avoid a partial government shutdown.
Without the debate over the border wall, lawmakers may be able to come to an agreement on the spending bill relatively quickly. Both Democrats and Republicans had signaled they were willing to increase money for the military and for broader border security before administration officials last week indicated that Mr. Trump would press for money to begin building the wall.