The 2,232 page Omnibus bill includes a specific clause barring funding for a wall on the southern border that mirrors the new prototypes already there, Breitbart reports.
The bill reads:
The amounts designated in subsection (a)(2) through (a)(4) shall only be available for operationally effective designs deployed as of the date of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, (Public Law 115–31), such as currently deployed steel bollard designs, that prioritize agent safety.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi trumpeted her party’s successes in the negotiations over the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill in a statement released late Wednesday.
“Democrats fought with great integrity, strength and unity to secure vital middle class priorities in the omnibus spending bill. We are grateful to Ranking Member Nita Lowey, our appropriators and staff for delivering progress on critical priorities, while successfully removing many dangerous poison pills.
“Thanks to the leadership of Democrats, the omnibus proposal contains bold investments in our veterans, the NIH, community health centers, and families fighting opioid addiction. These job-creating, life-saving investments stand in sharp contrast to the Trump Budget.
“Democrats won explicit language restricting border construction to the same see-through fencing that was already authorized under current law. The bill does not allow any increase in deportation officers or detention beds. We are disappointed that we did not reach agreement on Dreamer protections that were worthy of these patriotic young people. We will continue to ask the Speaker to give us a vote to protect Dreamers and honor our values.
“House Democratic Members will now assess the whole package and weigh its equities. Again, we thank our appropriators, their staff and the House and Senate Leadership staff for their commitment to getting the job done.”
Her statement contradicts President Trump’s statement yesterday that it was a win for the Republican Party.
Got $1.6 Billion to start Wall on Southern Border, rest will be forthcoming. Most importantly, got $700 Billion to rebuild our Military, $716 Billion next year…most ever. Had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay increase and new equipment.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
Here is a list of what the omnibus bill plans to spend on the following border security projects:
- $251,000,000 for approximately 14 miles of secondary fencing, all of which provides for cross- barrier visual situational awareness, on the southwest border in the San Diego Sector.
- $445,000,000 for 25 miles of primary pedestrian levee fencing along the southwest border in the Rio Grande Valley Sector.
- $196,000,000 for primary pedestrian fencing along the southwest border in the Rio Grande Valley Sector.
- $445,000,000 for replacement of existing primary pedestrian fencing along the southwest border.
The bill also includes $196,000,000 for deployment of border security technology and $38,000,000 for border barrier planning and design.
Brat warned that Republican acquiescence to Democrat spending priorities will usher in financial catastrophe via increased interest rates on the federal government’s debt.
“The Republican House actually did pretty good work all year, and the Freedom Caucus went along on the basic budget,” said Brat. “The promise was that we’re going to stay with Republican votes the whole way — 218 votes — and you get a win. At the end of the day, usually it happens before Christmas, we call it ‘lighting up the Christmas tree,’ every spending object under the sun gets thrown in, and this year, that’s what’s happening, right now. We need nine Democrat Senators to win, so we buckled. We need to hold firm. Our leadership needs to tell the Republican senators and the Democrats, ‘We’ll compromise a little. You get a little.’ But we’re not getting a little. We have a $1.3 trillion budget just on the discretionary side. The total budget is like $4 trillion, and we have trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, and we’re getting ready to surpass $21 trillion in debt. It’s just a matter a time before the bond market recoils. The bond market will send a signal eventually, like in Greece and Europe; and when that happens, it’s not going to be pleasant. It’s going to make the 2008 financial crisis look like chump change.”
Another epic mess that is engulfed with twists and lies by the Democrats, the blunt truth is we know they do not want the wall, they demand DACA and sanctuary states for illegals.
We all know that congress is filled with corruption and scandals, President Trump is battling daily to secure American borders.
What the American people need is a far larger ICE agency to tackle the illegals in the United States. People need to unite and stand with our President and stand against the snowflakes and democrats that want to destroy our nation.
DACA and sanctuary states and cities need abolished, The United States has a legal means for immigrants to apply for citizenship, it is about time we start enforcing those laws and also congratulate those go through the legal system to become a citizen.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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