Monday, May 15, 2017

Congress approved $1.2 billion in a SEPERATE HOMELAND SECURITY SPENDING BILL to build the wall




On Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was optimistic about President Donald Trump being able to follow through with his campaign promises of a border wall.

Gohmert told “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy that there has been money already appropriated for the wall and that he was excited about the prospects of Trump “actually following the law.”

“It’s amazing what you can get Congress to do when you lead and push them in the right direction,” Gohmert said. “And actually, you know, we had appropriated money during the Bush administration that didn’t get spent for the wall. So, yeah, it’s going to be great to have somebody that’s actually following the law.”

The bill was introduced into the House of Representatives (H.R. 6061) on Sep. 13, 2006, by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. The bill received overwhelming support, passing the House by a vote of 283-138 on Sept. 14, 2006, and passing the Senate by 80-19 on Sept. 29, 2006.

The Secure Fence Act of 2006 called for building miles of wall construction along the Mexican border, complete with vehicle barriers, checkpoints and lighting. Congress approved $1.2 billion in a SEPERATE HOMELAND SECURITY SPENDING BILL to build the wall.

“We’re going to be able to get this done,” he added. “It’s going to happen.”