close tovideo trump: a New framework has to offer 23 billion dollars for border security
New York Rep. Tom Reed, and California Rep. John Garamendi weigh in the availability of funds in the Congress’ new framework in the offer.
To be President, trump seemed to be moved Tuesday toward approving a boundary compromise of the security after the conversation with the top Republican of the Senate appropriations Committee.
The President tweeted that he had “presented the concept and the parameters” of the agreement of the “hard-Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala work”.
“Search through all the aspects of knowing, that this will be associated with a lot of money from other sources,” Trump wrote, “….Always almost 23 BILLION dollars for the border security. Regardless of the wall, money, it was built as we speak!”
During a Cabinet meeting earlier Tuesday, Trump said that he was “happy” with the preliminary deal, but whether he adopted the measure, and insisted that the government “construct with other methods than these” to his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
The legislation, agreed by a cross-party group of members of the Monday evening offers almost $1.4 billion for the cross-border barriers-including 55 kilometres of new fences constructed in the Texas Rio Grande Valley-and keeps the government funded for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30.
Shelby told reporters that he had explained to Trump that the $1.4 billion represents a down payment on the wall, and reserved discretionary funding for the prisons. Shelby described the President set the tone as “very good” and said that while Trump was worried that he’s not getting everything he wanted in the agreement, “if he’ s himself, he is always a good down payment.”
FREEDOM CAUCUS CHAIR NEXT TO MEADOWS BORDER GIVES THE WALL OFFER A CLEAR ‘NO’
Congressional Republicans, eager to avoid a second politically costly partial government shutdown, have sold the agreement as a necessary compromise, represented a major concession by Democrats. The Congress has until 11:59 p.m., Friday, to the law by the house of representatives and Senate and the signature of a trump card.
On the question of a possible shutdown, Trump told reporters said on Tuesday: “I believe that it will happen.”
The White house has been using the Foundation for Trump to bypass Executive action, Congress and the money is divert in the wall construction. He could declare a national emergency or call to tap other Executive branch resources, including money set aside for military construction, disaster relief and counterdrug efforts.
The preview, the strategy of the past week, the acting chief of staff of the White house Mick Mulvaney said, “We take as much money as you can give us, and then we go off and find the money somewhere else — to secure legally — that the southern barrier.” He said more than 5.7 billion dollars in available funds were identified.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who had previously said he was troubled by the concept of the Declaration of a national state of emergency, said on Tuesday that Trump’s “should be, feel free to use what tools he use legal to its efforts to secure the border.”
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C., a close ally of the President, told Fox News’ “your world with Neil Cavuto” that he expects Trump to sign the deal, but “follow up with some kind of executive action, whether or not the case of a national emergency or some of the other tools in his tool.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.