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President Donald Trump requested $1.6 billion from Congress to build his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but USA Today found that less than a quarter of Republicans on Capitol Hill are willing to voice their support.
The paper asked all 534 members of Congress if they support the funding, which the House included in a $788 billion spending bill passed in July, and found that only 69 of the 292 Republicans serving were willing to say "yes." Three oppose it, while most, 220 Republicans in total, refused to respond or avoided giving a direct answer.
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"I voted against including border wall funding into the recent appropriations package because I favor a border security solution based on improved technology and manpower," Rep. Will Hurd of Texas told USA Today. "I've made it clear time and time again that building a physical wall from sea to shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to secure the border."
Hurd, his fellow Rep. Steve Pearce of New Mexico and Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, were the only members of the GOP...
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