August 13, 2019/Media

ICYMI: Senate Republicans, Including John Cornyn, Plan to Divert Healthcare and Education Funds to Build Trump’s Stupid Border Wall

Austin, TX — Republican Senators have decided to divert nearly $5 billion from healthcare and education funding to pay for Trump’s useless, racist border wall.

From Roll Call:

  • “Senate Republicans are looking to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall in part by putting about $5 billion less in the largest domestic spending bill, several people with knowledge of the process said.”

  • “According to several people familiar with the process, Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard C. Shelby, an Alabama Republican, wrote an allocation for the fiscal 2020 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill that is about $5 billion lower than it would have been to provide funding for the wall.”

  • “Trump earlier this year declared a border emergency and tapped existing statutes to shift $6.7 billion mainly from Pentagon budgets to fund wall construction. The Supreme Court last month cleared the way for the administration to divert $2.5 billion out of defense programs for the wall, blocking a challenge from environmental and other groups.”

Texans still don’t want Trump’s stupid border wall.

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