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House Votes to Approve Trump's Destructive Border Wall, Bulldoze Wildlife Refuges

House Votes to Approve Trump's Destructive Border Wall, Bulldoze Wildlife Refuges

It would also set aside $50 million for the Savannah port, as well as seed money for initial construction on President Donald Trump's signature border wall with Mexico.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved Thursday legislation authorizing funding for the Department of Defense, which includes construction of a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border.

Trump has argued that a "big handsome wall" was needed along the entire southwestern United States border and that Mexico would ultimately pay for its construction.

A congressman will soon introduce a piece of legislation to create a sensor-driven wall instead of the physical border wall proposed by President Trump.

Congressional Democrats were hoping to be able to defeat the wall funding by voting on it as a separate item, considering a number of Republicans represent districts with large immigrant communities, where many oppose such a wall.

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The interview naturally sent the internet into a DEFCON 1 meltdown, as Twitter eagerly awaited The Mooch's response. The financial disclosure forms were not leaked but were publicly accessible upon request, Politico noted .

During interviews in recent weeks with over a half-dozen Republican senators from states that voted for Trump for president last November, only Ted Cruz of Texas embraced building the wall. Work could begin later this year to build 32 miles of new border wall in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and replace an existing border wall in San Diego, Calif., only a decade after its completion.

Furthermore, Lowey noted that Pentagon funding would run into a technical problem as it breaches a cap on defence spending by $72 billion.

The bill would fund military installations in Georgia and elsewhere, veterans' health benefits and the maintenance of the country's nuclear fleet for the budget year that begins on October 1.

In the meantime, American taxpayers will foot the bill.

The $658 billion defense spending legislation was $27 billion more than Trump's budget request, and would provide the military additional fighter jets, ships, helicopters and troops that the Pentagon had requested.