Two Texas statehouse members will quickly present legislation financing President Donald Trump’s planned border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico– particularly the Texas border– Breitbart News has learned.
State Reps. Kyle Biedermann and Briscoe Cain plan to introduce legislation quickly that would money $2.5 billion of wall building and construction along the Texas border with Mexico, appropriating it from the economic stabilization fund for the state fiscal year ending August 31,2019 The funds would be used, Biedermann tells Breitbart News, “to design, test, construct, and install physical barriers, roads, and technology along the global land border between the State of Texas and Mexico to prevent unlawful crossings in all areas.”
Preference for the agreements and awarding of quotes, Biedermann added, “for all stages of building” would be offered to Texans and Texas-owned entities.
While this concept is still novel and untested, offered the fact that Republicans control the Texas statehouse and Texas state Senate and Texas’ guv Greg Abbott is a strong ally of President Trump’s, this type of plan could really operate in legally getting appropriations for a significant part of what Trump intends to do along the border.
The strategy comes as President Trump heads to El Paso, Texas, on Monday night for a campaign rally in the border town where previous Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX)– the failed 2018 Democrat Senate prospect in Texas, who also is thinking about a potential 2020 presidential bid– is holding a counter-rally.
It likewise comes as mediators on Capitol Hill in Washington, simply five days prior to Friday’s due date, have supposedly reached an impasse in settlements over financing for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal government firms totaling about a quarter of the federal government. Simply a few weeks ago, the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history– which started at the end of last year and dragged into this year lasting more than a month– ended after Trump accepted resume the government for three weeks to enable mediators in Congress to try to reach an offer.
But the Democrat-controlled Legislature, run by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is dead set versus funding his wall in complete, and Democrats and Republicans on the hill have not been able to reach an agreeable dollar number over this nearly finished three-week duration. The federal government will shut down once again Friday night if no agreement is reached.
Trump utilized his State of the Union Address last week to make the case for the wall, and he has likewise used an Oval Workplace address and the full bully pulpit power of the presidency to combat for additional border security procedures including additional physical barriers. Part of the factor why he is heading to El Paso on Monday is to showcase how the border city has actually seen a decline in illegal crossings from Mexico given that a barrier was constructed there.
Trump is expected to make the case for improving and fixing existing walls or barriers along the border and building brand-new barriers any place they are needed.
If Congress refuses President Trump’s demand for a wall and does not provide financing for it, Trump can use other approaches– like stating a national emergency or relying on the states like Texas for aid with a concept like Biedermann’s and Cain’s upcoming plan– to get the wall developed.