Skip to comments.Senate GOP to Back Trump on Border Wall, Risking Shutdown Fight
Posted on 10/17/2017 7:30:51 PM PDT by 11th_VA
Senate Republicans have drafted a Homeland Security spending bill that includes the full $1.6 billion President Donald Trump wants for a wall at the Mexican border, increasing the chances of a shutdown fight before current government funding runs out Dec. 8.
Bill author Senator John Boozman of Arkansas told reporters Tuesday the border wall funds would be resolved in a giant trillion-dollar spending bill in December, along with the issue of whether to continue work permits for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers.
"That will be part of the negotiations," he said. "I think at the end of the day, the president is going in insist that the border funding be there."
Boozman said the spending bill would direct construction to the areas on the border where the most human trafficking occurs. A wall along the entire border would be debated later, he said.
Democrats last week called the year-end spending bill a chance to restore Obamacare insurance subsidies, and theyve also discussed using it to protect Dreamers from deportation. Because Senate Democrats have the power to filibuster government funding bills, the disputes over immigration, the border wall and Obamacare make the possibility of a shutdown fight very real.
The Homeland Security spending bill was set to be voted on in committee this week, though that has been postponed because of the illness of Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran of Mississippi.
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This doesn’t start with PRyno?
Maybe we should tell them they won the Senate and make the rules now.
51 votes...just do it. Drive the democrats into the dirt. They wouldn’t think twice about doing it to us like they did with Obamacare.
Just do it - totally agree...
Dont agree to a penny for bailout of Obamacare insurance companies unless the RATS (and RINOs such as Lamar Alexander) agree, and PASS, substantial funding of the border wall. Stop being suckers!
I don’t recall Obama’s agenda being stopped dead in its tracks because of a GOP filibuster...
This should get VERY INTERESTING.
For the Democrats, they are HELL-BENT on preventing the Wall, not because the wall will help control Illegal Immigration, but because their entire 2018 strategy for Congress (and 2020 at all levels) absolutely depends on Democrats (along with NeverTrumpers) being able to tell us conservatives that “TRUMP LIED TO YOU” regarding the border wall (...and therefore vote Democrat, since Trump is a phony, or don’t bother voting, either way).
And the Democrats WILL SHUTDOWN the government to prevent Trump’s victory here (and they do not give a shit about the Dreamers, not one bit...privately I suspect many of them are sick of the their attitude and would also like them gone). That is the ONE ISSUE they will die for.
So the REAL QUESTION is how far they’ll go with the shutdown and whether Trump and the Republicans will be able to frame it correctly, which goes like this:
“The reason your precious government is shutdown is to prevent Trump from building a wall to stop Illegal Immigration.”
To us, it seems like a NO-BRAINER VICTORY for our side, but to our neutered bunch in Congress, they likely don’t think they can win here and are shaking in their pants.
Shut her down. My happiness will abound.
Just how does a the minority party shutdown the government? Somebody walk me through that.
“like they did with Obamacare”
They got 60 votes for Obamacare.
They should let the Democrats shut down the US government, of, by and for the citizens, to side with fraudulently documented foreigners.
Trump has (remarkable) political instincts.
I think he will take this to the mat, and I think he will drag the GOP along with him, though there are (far) too many in the GOP who are sold-out globalists, who really root for China.
(as do many in the Democratic party, as well)
Trump has been VERY good with his political judgement thus far. I think he is maybe heading toward true greatness.
He understands the importance of the wall.
I think he does anyway. I sure hope he does.
McCain will switch to vote with dems and smirk.
F$&king sad. A very basic sovereignty issue has become political football
Not a single RINO voted for it.
But before we get all misty, it’s because they knew the `rats had the votes. The Repugnant squishes could tell the folks back home they done good.
And for seven years they moaned about how they wished they could repeal it, but when the rubber hit the road, they punked.
Kill the GOP-e next year. What good are they?
No deals. A wall, all the way from San Diego to Harlingen. No more DACAns. No more tax dollars down the Obamacare rathole. Permanent furloughs for the “non-essential”.
Let it burn.
Is Trump and the GOP ‘are stupid .
millions of New Democrats will turn FL and TX Blue forever .
We need a new party !
There was that one time Cruz shut down the government...
Ahhh the good old days.
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