The House of Representatives must “finish the job” when it comes to getting the funding for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S. border with Mexico House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) said Saturday.
During an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on SiriusXM, McCarthy reported news that the House has successfully secured an additional $5 billion for a border wall.
“I have worked very closely with the president on this,” McCarthy says. “We are already building part of the wall now in California. We’ve got to continue that and finish the job. And we’ve gotten, when they requested, about $1.2 or $1.6 billion already appropriated for that. And then the next appropriation process we’re going right now we just put in $5 billion. The president was very excited about that—I talked to him [on Wednesday]. So we’re going to bring that to the floor and get that moving and get the funding going.”
The Administration is strongly in favor of the inclusion of $5 billion for border wall construction and which includes associated technology. This is all apart of the Homeland Security appropriations bill that has been recently introduced in the House of Representatives.