The House voted Thursday to fund a portion of President Trump’s border wall to the tune of $1.6 billion as part of a national security-themed spending package.
The measure was approved largely along party lines by a vote of 235-192. Five Democrats voted yes, while five Republicans voted no.
One of President Trump’s central campaign promises was to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. While this legislation would fund only a portion of Trump’s proposal, it’s a start.
The $1.6 billion would go toward the construction of 32 miles of new fencing and 28 miles of new levee wall in the Rio Grande Valley, and 14 miles of secondary fencing in San Diego, California.
Source: Town Hall