Skip to comments.Senate president wants Montana to send $8 million for Trump's border wall
Posted on 01/10/2019 1:29:33 AM PST by 11th_VA
Montana Senate President Scott Sales plans to introduce a bill that would have the state of Montana direct $8 million in funding to a wall along the U.S. southern border.
While northern Montana is contiguous with Canada, the Bozeman Republican said Wednesday he has asked for a bill draft to help build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, something long called for by Republican President Donald Trump. The request for legislation was first reported by the Montana Television Network.
Funding for the wall triggered a federal government shutdown that entered its 17th day Wednesday. Trump wants $5.7 billion for about 200 miles of wall, something Democrats will not support.
Sales said Wednesday night the state of Montana, which went through large budget cuts in 2017 but saw some of the reductions restored over the last year, can afford to pitch in $8 million.
"It's just providing for the ability for us to approve around $8 million in funding for the border wall," Sales said. "We have, just within the current rate of revenue that's coming in, we can afford to pay for the $8 million."
Sales added that if Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock believes the state has $30 million to spend on a public preschool program, the state could also help pay for a border wall. The preschool funding is in the governor's budget proposal.
Asked about Montana's border with Canada, Sales said, "I don't think we've ever really had much of a problem with Canadians coming illegally into the U.S."
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Let the States arise for their own protection , rise in support of our President!
Let the border states build their OWN wall; then merely reduce the amount of Federal taxes sent to Washington by the cost of their piece of wall.
A whole $8 million? Go-Fund-Me did better than that.
“Asked about Montana’s border with Canada, Sales said, “I don’t think we’ve ever really had much of a problem with Canadians coming illegally into the U.S.”
But I hear there are “immigrant caravans” assembling in both Calgary and Saskatoon!
The other 2/3rds are spread out among the 49 bitches.
how is Montana sending tester to the senate different than NY sending Gillebrand?
I hope a moose bites ALL their sisters!
How much is the Missouri Senate President's proposed bill going to fund the wall along the U.S. southern border? I mean Missouri is the Show Me state isn't it?
This Montana politician is sending the right message of support and I agree with him 100%.
20+ Years ago, I paddled a canoe from Wisconsin into Canada.
My fellow travelers and I pulled up to a dock at an official Canadian government facility and were not bothered by ANYONE!
We read a bulletin about violence in the area, but did not come in contact with Ursus americanus who was reported near the border with their offspring.
After snooping around a while, we went on our way.
We could have spray painted USA! USA! on the deck, but we had no paint cans.
We also did not disable the solar array.
Quetico Ranger Station
Scott Sales is a good man!
This, if passed, will be vetoed by our POS Governor.
P.S. Montana has $1,000,000,000+ in an emergency fund that can only be tapped with a 3/4 majority of the House AND Senate. So we’re doing alright...
RE: Senate president wants Montana to send $8 million for Trump’s border wall
Out of curiosity, how much has the GoFundMe page for the Wall raised so far?
“A whole $8 million?”
They don’t have to send ANYTHING.
Just say ‘Thank you’.
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