TRUMP White House Demands Funding for Border Wall in Paul Ryan’s Spending Bill
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.
But the White House has other plans.
The Trump administration said Thursday it wants to see funding for the border wall included in the upcoming spending bill.
The Washington Times reported:
The White House said Thursday that it wants to see money for President Trump’s border wall included in the spending bill Congress must pass next week — a demand Democrats said sours negotiations and makes a government shutdown more likely.
The demands mark a reversal for the administration, which had been saying it found enough money to build prototypes this year and wouldn’t need a major infusion of cash until next year.
But White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that the wall and the money for more immigration agents are priorities.
“We know there are a lot of people on the Hill, especially in the Democratic Party, who don’t like the wall, but they lost the election. And the president should, I think, at least have the opportunity to fund one of his highest priorities in the first funding bill under his administration,” Mr. Mulvaney said.