House approves funds for Trump’s border wall

The House of Representatives approved a $827 billion spending package on Thursday evening, including the funds to begin building President Donald J.Trump’s proposed border wall. President Trump asked for $1.6 billion to start building the wall along the souther border, as well as funds for┬ánational defense, programs to help veterans, legislative branch operations and the Department of Energy. The bill passed by a vote of 235-192, with five Republicans breaking party lines to vote ‘no’. The naysayers are: Reps. Justin Amash (MI), John Duncan Jr. (TN), Walter Jones (N.C.), Thomas Massie (KY), and Mark Sanford (S.C.). Five centrist Democrats also … Continue reading House approves funds for Trump’s border wall