UNITED STATES—The U.S. Senate passed legislation for the Border Security Bill 83-16 on Thursday, February 14. It was been signed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
According to reports, President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill on Friday, February 15. The bill allows for $1.375 billion of the $5.7 billion Trump requested that would assist in paying for 55 miles of the border wall.
Details on the voting can be found at https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_116_1.htm
The bill is 1,159 pages long.
President Trump tweeted, “Reviewing the funding bill with my team at the White House.”
“President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action—including a national emergency—to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border. The President is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The White House told Tucker Carlson it can tap into an additional $8 billion for a wall if a National Emergency is declared. A formal statement is expected on Friday, February 15.
Written By Sharon Stice