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House GOP Reportedly Plans To Request $5 Billion For A Border Wall

The Washington Post reports the funds will be part of the House homeland security spending bill.
Posted at 10:16 PM, Jul 17, 2018

House Republicans reportedly plan to request $5 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border Wednesday. 

The Washington Post reports funds for President Donald Trump's so-called border wall will be included in a House homeland security spending bill. 

But getting the bill through the Senate won't be easy. Congress only approved $1.6 billion for "border security" in the 2018 budget.

And The Post reports that senators have made writing their spending bills a bipartisan effort — it's pretty unlikely that Democrats will approve of the $5 billion price tag. 

Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey called the number "unacceptable."

Trump campaigned on the promise that Mexico would pay for a wall along its border with the U.S.