The end-of-year spending package rammed through the Senate on Monday delegates $1.375 billion for construction of new border wall on the southern border. Democrats ultimately accepted a spending package that included the wall funds, knocking down a Republican attempt to secure $2 billion in wall funding in the omnibus.
The wall funding will ensure that total walling in the neighborhood of up to 600 miles will be constructed in near future. President Donald Trump ran in 2016 on the promise of building a “big, beautiful” wall on the border, making the proposal his signature campaign issue. More than 400 miles of wall have already been completed, with over 450 miles scheduled for completion by the end of the year.
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