Senate GOP Backs $1.6 Billion for 2018 Border Wall


The Senate’s appropriations committee will include $1.6 billion for the border wall in its 2018 spending plan, according to the committee chairman, Arkansas Republican Sen. John Boozman.

“I think at the end of the day, the president is going in insist that the border funding be there,” Boozman told reporters. Because of strong Democratic opposition to the border wall, the requested spending “will be part of the negotiations,” he said Tuesday.

The House has also approved $1.6 billion in 2018 spending for the border wall, so it will only be stopped if the Democratic Senators unite against the measure during the December budget fight. – READ MORE

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