GOP lawmaker proposes legislative maneuver to fund Trump's border wall

ㅤ"Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) on Monday announced legislation aimed at allowing Republicans to circumvent Senate Democrats and provide funding for President Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
ㅤThe 50 Votes for the Wall Act, introduced on Friday, would allow Congress to use the budget reconciliation process — which was used to pass the GOP’s tax overhaul bill in 2017 — to get around the 60-vote threshold needed to pass legislation in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 51-49 majority.
ㅤThe bill would establish a Border Wall and Security Trust Fund, allowing the secretary of Homeland Security to request up to $25 billion from the U.S. Treasury to construct the barrier and pay for other wall-related expenses."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 10/22/18. See "border wall."

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