Republican Lawmaker Reintroduces “Buy a Brick, Build a Wall Act” to Allow Private Contributions to Fund Border Wall
Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH) reintroduced legislation on Thursday that will direct the Treasury Department to establish a fund allowing private contributions to fund and maintain border walls.
“Buy a Brick, Build a Wall Act” is newly introduced as HR32. “Millions of Americans agree and want to chip in to help secure our borders,” Congressman Davidson said, referring to triple-amputee Brian Kolfage’s fundraising campaign which has raised nearly $19 million with approximately 300,000 donors in under three weeks.
"Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act" is newly introduced as HR32. It directs @USTreasury to establish a fund allowing private contributions to fund and maintain border walls. Millions of Americans agree and want to chip in to help secure our borders. cc @BrianKolfage pic.twitter.com/FYzIBBW57V
— Warren Davidson (@WarrenDavidson) January 3, 2019
Conservative favorite, Congressman Jim Jordan supported his fellow Ohio Republican lawmaker on Thursday.
“We need to pass Warren Davidson’s bill,” Jim Jordan said.
The American people have already donated over $18 MILLION to fund the border security wall.
We need to pass @WarrenDavidson’s bill—Buy a Brick, Build the Wall. He just introduced it today. It would allow the Treasury to use this money to secure our border.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) January 3, 2019
The bill was originally unveiled in November, however it was reintroduced on Thursday and with a Democrat controlled House, it is unlikely to pass because it would need to break the 60-vote threshold.
The Democrats immediately came out swinging on the first day of the 116th Congress in an effort to flex their muscle.
As expected, the Democrats refused to introduce any bills that would give President Trump the $5 billion in funding for the border wall.
President Trump is showing no signs of caving to the Democrats.
Trump held a surprise press briefing from the White House Thursday flanked by border patrol agents who confirmed a border wall is needed to keep illegal aliens out of the country.
Shortly after the press briefing, President Trump posted a “Game of Thrones“-themed meme with a caption “The Wall is Coming.”