American tax dollars are earmarked to build Donald Trump's border wall.

Author:Gajewski, Karen Ann
Position:WORTH NOTING - Brief article
 
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American tax dollars are earmarked to build Donald Trump's border wall. Using a procedural maneuver, GOP representatives snuck $1.6 billion for the wall into a $788 billion defense-spending package (H.R. 3219) that passed 235 to 192 on July 27 (five Republicans voted no; five Democrats voted yes). Trump repeatedly pledged that Mexico would pay for the wall, but all of the funds in the bill approved would be paid for by American taxpayers. The Mexican government has repeatedly stated it won't pay for any border wall. The $1.6 billion would be used...

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