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Trump Demands Wall Funds From Congress, Claiming Mexico Will Pay

01 September, 2017, 01:34 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Mexico is Offering to Help Houston's Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims

"We're going to get that wall", Trump told supporters in Phoenix on August 22, according to Politico. Trump and Mexico's government also remain at odds over his demand that Mexico pay for the border wall that he wants to construct to help keep out those who seek to enter the USA illegally.

With President Donald Trump still suggesting that Mexico will eventually pay for his proposed wall between the two nations, it would be understandable if the salty relationship between Mexico and the US could have prevented such an offer of good will.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who once produced a web video promoting the wall, said earlier this month that a shutdown was not necessary.

"They've offered a wide range of assistance, in coordination with the governor down in Texas and also with FEMA", he said, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

On Monday the president struck a less combative tone.

Trump said he has already spoken with members of Congress, but his administration hasn't submitted a formal spending request for additional relief funds.

In the past, the Republican Party has been divided over whether disaster spending needs to be offset by other domestic spending cuts, a debate that could return over Harvey response funding. And, she said, there is the Trump factor - even when he isn't explicitly mentioned. Even Rep. Jim Jordan of OH, a founder of the Freedom Caucus, said he would support a spending bill that did not include border wall funding.

The cut to FEMA disaster relief would approximately amount to half of the Trump administration's desired down payment for the border wall.

"Including the mention of the wall cues people to think of Trump and, thus, encourages them to consider the question along partisan lines".

Congress returns September 5 from its August recess, when it will face a pileup of urgent tasks, including raising the nation's debt ceiling and passing a stopgap measure to fund the government after September 30.

The "requirements essentially said you had to build it back exactly the way it was, that you couldn't take into consideration improvements in resiliency", Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said Tuesday.

The disaster relief cut was proposed well before Harvey and the politically bad optics are sure to lead lawmakers to do an about face, though that would create a money crunch in homeland security accounts.

Today, as the current spending extension bill nears its end, it remains unclear if Trump and Congress can once again agree on a measure that doesn't cover the 1,954-mile wall's expenses.

After infuriating their NY and New Jersey colleagues by voting against Sandy relief, Republican hardliners look like they may back down this time.

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