Rep. Jody Hice: Republicans ‘Need to Deliver’ $5B in Wall Funding

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Rep. Jody Hice: Republicans ‘Need to Deliver’ $5B in Wall Funding

The latest report suggests that congressional leaders, including Republican leaders, will propose and soon vote on a two-week stopgap funding bill that will fund the government through December 21; conservatives worry that such a tight deadline before Christmas will make it hard to secure $5 billion in border wall funding.

The stopgap measure would keep the government funded through December 21, two weeks after a Friday deadline when funding for a portion of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, is set to expire.

Further, other conservatives and their staffers on Capitol Hill caution that such a close deadline to the Christmas holiday season may make securing Trump's $5 billion in border wall funding more hard as many rank-and-file members will feel more pressure to accept Republican leadership's proposal closer to Christmas.

However, Trump's border wall plans are facing extreme opposition, with Cards Against Humanity joining Democrats, environmentalists and immigrant advocates in the fight to prevent the United States president from building a wall.

Trump's plans to build a wall at the US-Mexico border were well publicised throughout his presidential election campaign.

The US president has recently reignited his demand for US taxpayer funding to build a wall at the US-Mexico border to keep out illegal US visa migrants. He did not provide any evidence for the savings, but again threatened to close the "entire Southern Border if necessary".

President Donald Trump said he's willing to push back a US government funding deadline as Washington prepares to honor former President George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday.

A meeting scheduled for Tuesday between President Trump and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was canceled, and the Democratic leaders have requested a new meeting on December 11, Politico said. The meeting has been tentatively rescheduled for December 11, said a White House official who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

While Democrats prefer a one-week extension, they signaled they would not object to a two-week delay.

Bush said Trump and Congress' devotion of time to his grandfather's legacy reflects the late president's commitment to bipartisanship.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, called the wall "a 14th-century solution to a 21st-century problem" and suggested that money would be better spent on more Border Patrol officers, technology and equipment.

McConnell told reporters in Louisville on Saturday it's up to Trump "to do a deal with the Democrats".

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard C. Shelby said Monday that the new funding deadline has "raised the stakes" for negotiators working on the seven remaining spending bills.

Congress has already passed full-year funding for most other federal agencies, meaning they would remain open.

The current deadline is midnight on Friday, Dec. 7.

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