Friday, July 14, 2017

A Border Wall Government Shutdown?

Who’s ready for the 2017 season of Government Shutdown Theater, coming to a legislative hall near you? It might be on the way, since there will be a new spending bill coming up shortly after the dog days of summer come to an end. Some of the members of the House Freedom Caucus are already suggesting that any spending bill which doesn’t include funding for beginning construction on President Trump’s border wall will be pretty much dead on arrival. And given the delicate balance of power in Washington right now and the fact that the Democrats will almost certainly vote no on anything suggested by Republicans, it wouldn’t take too many members of the majority to make it happen. (The Hill)
Reps. Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Mark Meadows (R-NC)
Two House conservatives on Monday warned that the government could shut down if a spending bill does not include money to fund President Trump’s wall along the Mexican border.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, even said he believed that Trump would veto a spending measure that did not include money for the wall.
“My conversations with the president have led me to believe that there is nothing less than a full and total commitment on his part to only sign into law a funding bill that actually allows for us to start construction of a border wall on our southern border,” Meadows told Breitbart News.
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