President Donald Trump scored a quick important victory Thursday as the House of Representatives rejected the continuing resolution that would have blocked the president from getting any money for his border Wall.
The House voted 187-170 to block that weak continuing resolution, and now there’s a new bill that includes $5.7 billion for “U.S. Customs and Border Protection — Procurement, Construction, and Improvements.”
Here is the relevant section of the awesome new bill, which is being evaluated by the House Rules Committee as America tunes in, mad with anticipation for what will happen next in this epic showdown to save Washington.
This semi-final win comes after a late-night power play by the Freedom Caucus, which seized the House floor, and by President Donald Trump making it very clear via Twitter and his address Thursday that he will veto any spending bill that does not give him his Wall.
President Donald Trump stood firm on the Wall in his remarks Thursday before signing the Farm Bill, demanding that Congress fund his Wall — which they don’t even need to necessarily call a Wall, they can call it “Steel Slats” so long as it gets done.
“Any measure that funds the government must include border security. It has to. Not for political purposes but for our Country,” said President Trump, indicating that he is prepared to shut down the federal government by Friday’s deadline for passing a weakly “stopgap” spending bill with no Wall funding.
“A country without borders is a country not at all,” President Trump said. “I will not surrender this nation to criminal organizations…human trafficking and mass drug inflow must also be stopped.”
“It is our sacred obligation. We have no choice. For decades Washington abandoned this commitment…It was a total assault on our democracy itself.”
“More than 90 percent of heroin comes across our southern border,” President Trump said.
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