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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 01:33 PM

McConnell says he will push for border wall funding

Source: The Hill

McConnell says he will push for border wall funding

BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 11/07/18 11:02 AM EST

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday that he will make an effort to get funding for President Trump’s border wall in the lame-duck session, adding that he had already spoken to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) earlier in the day.

“We’re certainly going to try help the president achieve what he’d like to do with the wall and border security,” McConnell told reporters in the Capitol.

Republican leaders had declined to make a concerted push for border wall funding before the midterm election, fearing it could lead to a possible government shutdown that would hurt Republicans.

But now that Trump has helped McConnell expand his Senate majority by as many as four seats, the GOP leader said on Wednesday he will make a push to fund the president’s top priority, even though it will likely be met with stiff Democratic opposition.

"That obviously will have be done on some kind of bipartisan discussion,” he added.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/415490-mcconnell-says-he-will-push-for-border-wall-funding

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Eugene Nov 2018 OP
muntrv Nov 2018 #1
Zambero Nov 2018 #4
vlyons Nov 2018 #2
mitch96 Nov 2018 #6
A DAY IN THE LIFE Nov 2018 #8
Autumn Nov 2018 #3
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 01:35 PM

1. But...but Mexico is paying for it!

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Response to muntrv (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 01:38 PM

4. But the Caravan!

More Caravan! Somehow it just went away and no one is talking about it anymore. Bring it back!!!!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 01:37 PM

2. You do that Mitch

Just another bullshit lie. Funding bills start in the House, and he knows it. Hey Mitch, I think you're going to be too busy, what with all the subpoenas coming your way about accepting Russian money. I'll come back in a while and ask how that wall thing is working for you.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 01:43 PM

6. "Funding bills start in the House, and he knows it."

And it will be a cold day in hell if the democratic house will fund it. Then McC will harp about how the dem's don't want to reach across the isle and work with reThugs... it's a ploy...
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 02:00 PM

8. It is still a Republican House until Jan 3.

 

So he has the votes until then.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 01:37 PM

3. Don't sweat it Mitch. Take a trip across the border and collect it from Mexico.

You really should try to get there before the caravan.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 01:40 PM

5. Cloture

it won't even make it to the floor.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 01:45 PM

7. He knows it's safe to say it because the house will never put it in any budget

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