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on January 7, 2017 in World News

Hill Republicans embrace building of border wall, despite cost

By Mike DeBonis Republicans on Capitol Hill say they don’t need to wait for Mexico to make good on President-elect Donald Trump’s central campaign promise: building a southern border wall. In fact, they are happy to underwrite the wall themselves, at a potential cost of many billions of dollars. The GOP’s willingness to fund Trump’s border wall with taxpayer money could put the party’s deeply held desire to rein in government spending in conflict with its long-standing goal of cracking down on illegal immigration and toughening border security. Nonetheless, many Republicans do not see an inherent conflict. “It would...

By Mike DeBonis Republicans on Capitol Hill say they don’t need to wait for Mexico to make good on President-elect Donald Trump’s central campaign promise: building a southern border wall. In fact, they are happy to underwrite the wall...

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