That Omnibus Spending Bill Prevents Trump from Building the Wall

Dec 2018
Mechanicsville, VA
Congress once again shows how sleazy it is when they want their will done rather than the will of the people. In this instance it’s about getting funding appropriated to build the President’s much, much needed border wall. In a shocking article entitled, Senate funding bill that includes $5.7 billion for the wall extends 2018 prohibition barring actually using the funds to build the wall” by Robert Romano of the Daily Torch he exposes their slick art of deception.

“If all you read was headlines, you might get the impression that the omnibus spending bill offered by the Senate to end the partial government shutdown includes full $5.7 billion funding for the wall. But you’d be wrong.

“Senate GOP unveils omnibus bill to fund wall, reopen government,” reads one headline from Roll Call.

“Senate panel releases text of bill to reopen government, includes wall money,” declares Fox News.

“McConnell says vote expected Thursday on legislation to fund Trump’s border wall and reopen government,” CNN blares.

“There’s just one problem. While the Senate legislation does in fact offer $5.7 billion for physical barriers, it leaves in place a 2018 prohibition on using those funds to build the prototype walls the President has been touting, including the steel barrier.

“Included in the language under Title II of the omnibus bill is a reference to the prohibition: “Provided, That the conditions set forth in subsections (b) and (c) of section 230 of division F of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115–11 141) shall apply during fiscal year 2019…”

“Meaning, you have to go back to the 2018 omnibus bill to see what the conditions were in Title II, Section 230(b), as noted by Conservative Partnership Institute Policy Director Rachel Bovard, which states: “The amounts designated in subsection (a)(2) through (a)(4) shall only be available for operationally effective designs deployed as of the date of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, (Public Law 115–31), such as currently deployed steel bollard designs, that prioritize agent safety.”

"This is not splitting hairs. That section limits the funds to those designs that were already deployed as of May 5, 2017, when the 2017 omnibus bill was passed. That takes all the President’s prototypes off the table, which were unveiled in Oct. 2017, including the new proposed steel barrier.

"On Jan. 19, the President again stated his intention to build the steel barrier, “To physically secure our border, the plan includes $5.7 billion for a strategic deployment of physical barriers, or a wall. This is not a 2,000-mile concrete structure from sea to sea. These are steel barriers in high-priority locations.
"Fortunately, there is still time to address the inconsistency, with a vote not expected until Thursday. Just remove the conditions on the use of the funds and let the President build the wall he’s asking for."

Americans it is high time we rid our government of such corrupt, felonious very un-American criminals by either voting them out or impeaching them.

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