Published: Thu, April 27, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Trump's Proposed US-Mexico Border Wall Will Not Be Built - US Congressman


Nearly 7 in 10 (67 percent) said members of Congress should take all necessary steps to avoid a shutdown, and try to achieve their policy goals another way, up just slightly from earlier this month.

Democratic leaders in the House and Senate welcomed the new developments.

As lawmakers worked to negotiate a spending bill that would avert a shutdown on the 100th day of Mr. Trump's presidency, several contentious issues entered the mix, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and funding for the Mexican border wall. Over the objections of GOP leaders, a faction of conservatives tried to use must-pass spending bills to promote one pet cause or another, with little to show in the end.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are inching toward a deal to fund the government through September but are preparing to possibly extend a deadline of Friday at midnight to wrap up talks and avoid a partial government shutdown.

"They dropped this Obamacare bailout, these insurance company payments, about two weeks ago", Mulvaney said. "We are down to the last final things".

The government shutdown is unlikely to have major impacts on markets, but it could set the stage for a more important showdown in the future over the debt ceiling, which limits the borrowing of the US Treasury. They are the subject of a lawsuit between House Republicans and the Obama administration that President Donald Trump inherited. The Republican president said he was prepared to destroy American health care markets by withholding cost-sharing subsidies - unless congressional Democrats took steps to make him happy.

Administration officials on Tuesday highlighted the concession of the border wall of sign of being reasonable and flexible negotiators to avoid a shutdown.

But as recently as Tuesday Trump was back to touting his wall, insisting at a White House event: "The wall's gonna get built" and the building will start "soon".

Donald Trump has indicated he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week's spending bill. Instead the legislation will pay for other border security measures, perhaps including access roads and gates and technological improvements of various kinds. He said if talks between the US and Mexico fail to satisfy both countries, the Mexican government would consider reducing security cooperation.

"I think we're all recognizing that his message is one that he wants a secure border. He ought to do it", Hoyer told reporters. Despite their majorities, Republicans need Democratic votes in the Senate and likely the House to pass the spending legislation.

Trump has in recent days shifted on provoking a government-shutdown fight over the border wall.

"The President and his advisers are every day, I think learning new lessons about how delicate and complicated this process is. I hope for that to be included in the bipartisan package", said Sen. To many lawmakers, it's a fantastical joke that they have to carefully navigate. He then insisted that the wall will still get built.

"I support additional border security funding", said Senator Lindsey Graham, a critic of Mr Trump who dined with the president on Monday at the White House. "But there will never be a 2,200-mile wall built".

On Tuesday, Mexico's foreign relations secretary called a plan to build a border wall an "unfriendly, hostile" act, adding that it is a "bad idea" that will not accomplish anything. As for the President, wrapping up his first 100 days in the White House by literally grinding the federal government to a halt doesn't exactly scream "successful Commander in Chief".

The focus will be to increase funding for White House priorities like the military and other types of border security, according to the White House.

"The pro-amnesty people are trying to redefine the word 'wall, '" said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

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