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The House Freedom Caucus unveiled a short-term spending bill on Wednesday as an alternative to Congress’ compromise border security bill which would give the House and Senate more time to work on a border security solution.
The House Freedom Caucus unveiled a one-week continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the government through February 22. The government will shut down this Friday if Congress does not pass a spending bill. Democrat and Republican leadership continues to negotiate to find a solution that could fund the government to provide more border wall funding; however, conservatives have lamented the lack of border wall funding in the provision.
Compromise - Bill - Border - Wall - Funding
The compromise bill reportedly contains only $1.3 billion in border wall funding which serves as a fraction of President Donald Trump’s requested $5.7 billion in border wall funding. This funding would provide roughly 55 miles of new border wall along America’s approximately 2,000 mile-long southern border.
Freedom Caucus sponsors of the border wall bill include:
Chairman - Meadows - Press - Release - Wednesday
Chairman Meadows said in a press release on Wednesday that lawmakers need more time to read the several thousand page-long bill and that Congress needs more time to negotiate a better deal. Meadows said:
The conference report is projected to be thousands of pages long and was negotiated behind closed doors. We believe that Members should be given enough time to read it before voting on it, so they can decide whether or not a...
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