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Offline Donna Lynn

Bill to Fund Wall To Be Introduced In House...
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:08:04 PM »

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Introducing Bill to Fully Fund Border Wall. The bill will include the full funding for the border wall–about $23.4 billion more than what has already gone to the wall effort. "Maintaining strong borders is one of the basic responsibilities of any nation. For too long, America has failed in this responsibility." The bill will be enforcement and security only, dealing with those other more contentious immigration policy matters in future legislation after the wall funding is secured and enforcement of immigration law is strengthened.

Given that this new bill comes from the Majority Leader, McCarthy, and this bill contains several other measures already passed by the House with high margins of success, its prospects for passage are promising.

In the Senate, however, a measure like this faces grimmer prospects as Republicans cling to a 51-49 majority but would need 60 votes to clear a filibuster hurdle.

Republicans could pick up as many as five or more extra Senate seats in the midterm elections depending on how a variety of races shake out–meaning they would be much closer to that 60-vote threshold making it easier to roll the necessary Democrats and get the votes required to clear the cloture hurdle of 60 votes and get a bill like this to the president’s desk so he can sign it.

The midterms are now a referendum on the wall because if Republicans hold the House and add seats in the Senate, they can get the votes necessary to get full wall funding to Trump’s desk in early 2019.
-The Mad Poster