Paul Ryan’s Omnibus Bill Provides More Money to New York to New Jersey Tunnel than to Trump Border Wall
Speaker Paul Ryan is set to pass the second largest spending bill in US history next to Barack Obama’s trillion dollar failed stimulus.
The budget funds all of the Democrat priorities including sanctuary cities and Planned Parenthood.
The bill will also funnel billions of dollars to Obamacare markets.
Paul Ryan’s omnibus only allows $1.57 billion on “physical barriers and technology” on the border. $641 million of that could go to barriers, and that would be restricted to see-through fences and levees. However, according to PBS, the funding could not be used to build a concrete wall.
In January President Trump asked for $25 billion for his border wall project.
Paul Ryan is blocking Trump’s border project while funding EVERY Democrat priority in his RECORD Spending bill.
Ryan’s Omnibus plan will grant $650 million for the New York to New Jersey Amtrak project — more than the Trump wall.
The Bond Buyer reported:
2018 spending bill provides Amtrak with $650 million for the North East Corridor account and $250 million for its Rail State of Good Repair account for use on the Washington, D.C. to Boston corridor.
DOT’s rail account will be increased by $1.2 billion to $3.1 billion in fiscal 2018, with $250 million of the increase used for Positive Train Control grants.
Nationwide transit Capital Investment Grant funding will be $2.6 billion, with some of that money available to New Jersey Transit, which shares the Hudson River tunnel with Amtrak.