Donald Trump’s Mexican border facing delay

Donald Trump’s Mexican border facing delay

President Donald Trump’s Mexican border wall may be delayed as Republicans consider putting its funding on hold. Senator Roy Blunt said cash for the wall would be left out of a spending bill that must pass by 28 April to avert a partial government shutdown. His remarks came on Tuesday after Mr Trump requested a supplemental funding bill to include money for the wall along with military programmes. But Mr Blunt signalled Mr Trump’s request could complicate negotiations.

“All of the committees, House and Senate leaderships, are working together to try to finalise the rest of the FY17 bill,” said Mr Blunt, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and his party’s leadership. “My guess is that comes together better without the supplemental.” He added that the supplemental funding could be dealt with “at a later time”.

Mr Trump had proposed $1.5bn (£1.2bn) for his wall through Congress as part of the spending bill, which funds federal agencies to the end of the current fiscal year.

Source : PTI

Related Post

11 dead in Norway helicopter crash
views 37
An oil-rig helicopter crashed Friday on an island off the coast of western Norway, killing 11 people and leaving two others missing, a rescue official...
BREAKING NEWS: Two police officers injured in ANOTHER Paris shooting
views 65
A man wearing a bullet proof vest fired at officers using an automatic-rifle – one is said to be seriously injured, according to a police source. The ...
Islamic State militant group threatens Israel in new videos
views 117
Jerusalem: The dreaded Islamic State militant group has threatened Israel in a series of new videos, warning that while they are currently fighting wa...
WATCH: Paris shooting caught on tape
views 48
Black-hooded gunmen shot dead at least 12 people at the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a publication firebombed in the past a...
Hundreds of flights delayed, canceled in US over air traffic glitch
views 29
Washington: Hundreds of flights out of major airports in New York and Washington were delayed or canceled Saturday because of a computer problem at a ...