in the proximity ofvideo meadows: I expect the President to sign the provisional border offer
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C., Chairman of the conservative house freedom Caucus, waved the provisional border security agreement worked out by Congress negotiators and said that President Trump should complement the deal with executive action.
“I don’t support [the agreement] and I don’t like it,” meadows told Fox News’ “your world with Neil Cavuto” on Tuesday. “Only in Washington, DC, we can start with $25 billion for border security measures, and expected applause at $1.37 [billion]. I mean, just in DC a win is, offer.”
Meadows said he expects Trump to sign the expenditure agreement in the act on the prevention of a second partial government shutdown this year, but added that “I expect him to follow up with a kind of executive action, whether or not the case of a national emergency or some of the other tools in his tool.”
The proposed measure, which would Fund more than one Central authority through Sept. 30, calls for $1.37 billion limit for the construction of new barriers along 55 km of the Rio Grande Valley along the US-Mexican. The Pact includes money for other cross-border security measures, including enhanced screening at border entry points and customs officials. It is also Democratic requirements to be strong pruning of the festival was attended by immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
“I’m disappointed in the Congress,” meadows said of the agreement. “Once again, we have failed to do what we have promised the American people that we would do the appropriate amount of money to secure our southern border. We entered, the road can go down.”
At the White house earlier on Tuesday, the President, Trump said he was “happy” with the preliminary deal “at first sight”, but did not say whether he will reject it. The White house had requested $ 5.7 billion for a boundary wall, and raised the prospect of Trump diverting money from the Federal budget of additional funding.
“I’m overjoyed, because we have to move the Supplement of things, and things in order to” Trump said. “And we do things that are fantastic, and the taking of much less-actually, far less important areas. And the bottom line is, we build a lot of wall. Now we build a lot of the wall.”
In accordance with article I of the Constitution, Trump the house of representatives and Senate appropriations would have to approve the committees, internal reallocation of funds. Sources tell Fox News that while the President could try to to Congress in an executive order, but that would probably be a legal challenge from Democrats in Congress to pull over to the legislature the constitutional power of the purse.
“On the basis of the discussions with the rank-and-file members, both at the conference and interviews with conference participants, I am not optimistic that we will be able to will be able to secure the border with this measure,” Meadows said. “Therefore, it will require to meet the President, some sort of executive action, and hopefully we will do well.”
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Fox News said that the house vote on the border security package as early as Wednesday. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas), ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, said the Republican appropriators, the measure was a “mostly positive response.”
Granger told Fox News, it should not draw to be a problem for the GOP appropriators, on the report, and added: “We had more victories than losses.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.