Which Republican senators are supporting Trump’s border wall?
Posted On June 16, 2021
The Hill article Trump administration officials say the border wall will be funded by the same sources of revenue that help fund other government programs.
The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is seeking $2.5 billion from the Federal Aviation Administration and $400 million from the Department of Homeland Security.
That’s about the same amount as what Congress has approved for border security funding.
But Democrats say the funding should be distributed equally among the federal agencies that oversee border security.
Democrats also want a $500 million boost for border patrol funding.
The White House also wants to increase funding for a program that allows states to waive federal restrictions on abortion and fund medical research.
Democrats want to increase the total amount that states and localities are allowed to spend on border security and enforcement.
That could include more money for drones.
The administration has also requested $2 billion for border fences, which can be more expensive than wall construction.
The wall is set to cost about $21 billion, according to the Wall Street Review of Business.
It would be the largest infrastructure project in U.S. history.
Republicans are pushing back on the White House’s request, saying it would put taxpayers at risk and create a security risk.
House Speaker Paul Ryan Paul Davis RyanHow the Trump tax law passed: Dealing with a health care hangover Dems fight to protect Mueller amid Rosenstein rumors Jordan wants Rosenstein’s job MORE (R-Wis.) said the administration’s request would be “devastating to the American taxpayer.”
Republicans in Congress have also questioned whether the money is needed, saying the government has already spent too much money on border fences and has a long history of mismanaging border crossings.
Democrats are urging the administration to provide additional details about how it intends to fund the border barrier, including where it would be constructed, how many workers it will employ and how it will be financed.
They also want to see how the wall will affect the economy and the economy’s ability to create jobs.