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The First 62 Miles Of Trump’s Border Wall Will Cost $1 Billion

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The first several miles of the southern border wall could cost nearly $1 billion, according to Department of Homeland Security documents reported by CNN.

President Donald Trump has requested $999 million from Congress this fiscal year to begin border wall construction, and most of that will go toward repairing several miles of border fence and constructing 48 miles of new wall sections, the documents show.

The first priorities for the $999 million wall funding is 14 miles of new barriers in San Diego, Calif., six miles of new wall and 28 miles of river barriers in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas. The money would also fund replacing 14 miles of fencing in San Diego, according to CNN.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is in the process of reviewing proposals for prototypes for the wall along sections of the 2,000-mile border with Mexico. The government is considering both concrete structures and other construction materials.

Potential vendors will pitch their designs within the specified requirements, build scale prototypes and then bid for parts of the project.

Trump has said the total cost could be around $12 billion, but House Speaker Paul Ryan floated the number $15 billion. A Department of Homeland Security report obtained by Reuters in February put the cost around $21 billion for the entire project.

Getting any wall funding through Congress this year will be difficult. Democrat lawmakers have already threatened a government shutdown if budget bills include funding for the wall.

(DAILY CALLER)

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  • One billion…
    That’s enough to pay for half a day on Air Force 1 to haul obamay to his favorite golf course.

    1 billion could’ve bought Mrs. obam0 enough dresses to last a season.

    Just imagine what was spent by the former resident in his 8 years of reign.. We could’ve had already built a border wall around the entire nation!! (North, South, East, West).

    At least it’s money Well Spent for once!! Thank you again Mr. President Trump sir.

  • RedPillPlease

    This must be Paul Ryan’s attempt at Common Core arithmetic! However …

    “Trump and Senate Republicans can play the game as well. One source familiar with the administration’s plans told Axios last Monday that Republicans could also attach the wall funding to the bill that funds the military.

    If Democrats block money for the border wall, they would also block money for the troops, and the fact alone could be turned into campaign ads in 2018 in states that Trump won.”
    Two Can Play the Game