Pelosi Says Funding For Trump’s Border Wall Is Off The Table


Nancy Pelosi told reporters that pairing wall funding with a permanent solution to DACA the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was not on the table and that she would prefer Congress pass a continuing resolution for Homeland Security before Christmas.

“What we want in this negotiation, I can say, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to anybody is we’d like to just go in and say it’s December. We’ve lost now another week, for a legitimate purpose, but nonetheless, we’re getting closer to when this CR expires.”

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“I think what we can do that makes sense is to pass the six bills where the members of the Appropriations Committee have come to terms, you’ve heard me say it over and over, leave them to their own devices. The appropriators can come to a good conclusion and then have a CR only for homeland security as we go forward. And that’s pretty much where our position is right now.”

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WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi, who’s set to become the next speaker of the House when the new Congress begins in January, shot down negotiations that would include funding for President Donald Trump’s long-desired wall along the nearly 2,000-mile US-Mexico border.

Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that pairing wall funding with a permanent solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was not on the table and that she would prefer Congress pass a continuing resolution for Homeland Security before Christmas. […]

Wall funding being on the table in a Democratic-controlled House is not likely either, as Pelosi called the construction of border wall “immoral, ineffective, expensive.” More

According to TDW Congress was supposed to have the border battle this week but postponed discussion of the budget so that members could attend funeral services for former President George H. W. Bush. 

There is one way that Republicans could prevail. The long-term budget is split into seven individual bills, all funding separate aspects of the Federal government on a long-term basis. Homeland Security appropriations are contained within their own bill and could be passed separately from the other spending bills before the December 21st cutoff.

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