Urge Congress to keep President Trump's promise and build the wall now!
Make a promise, keep a promise.
President Donald Trump ran on building the southern border wall, and the Republican Congress needs to fund it in the 2019 spending bill.
On Jan. 27, 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan told the American people that, "This is something, [the wall], we want to get on right away. And so we do believe this is urgent. We believe this is one of the most important promises the President made running for office. It's a promise he's going to keep and it's a promise we're going to help him keep."
Ryan added, “We anticipate a supplemental coming from the administration on defense and the border” and “I’m hoping in the first quarter we can get this done. But again, it’s getting [Mick Mulvaney confirmed as Office of Management and Budget Director and] up and running so they can send us the supplemental.”
Mulvaney was confirmed on Feb. 16 and the supplemental request was proposed on March 14 by Mulvaney and then formally put in on March 16 by President Trump to Speaker Ryan. Trump kept his side of the bargain. But somehow, by March 30, Ryan had changed his tune, telling CBS News, “The big chunk of money for the wall really is… next fiscal year’s appropriations because they literally can’t start construction even this quickly.”
The wall was not funded in the September spending bill either. Then, Ryan called a government shutdown “not necessary” when in fact it may be the only way to get the wall built. He and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised $12 billion to $15 billion for the wall a year ago. Now, all they've got done is the President's $1.6 billion supplemental he asked for last year.
September may be the last chance to get it done and fully fund the wall while Republicans still control Congress with the midterms up in November.
Ryan has already moved the goal posts four times, and we can't let him do it again. He is locked in to provide the funding for the wall now. Time's up. Congress is rapidly losing credibility on implementing any parts of the Trump agenda that won the election in 2016. Congress has to keep its word and build the wall!
You know what to do! Let’s urge Congress to build the southern border wall just like they promised.
The GOP Congress needs to keep Trump’s promise on the wall, for failure would be a politically devastating betrayal of the voters that who elected both President Trump and the GOP majorities in the House and Senate.
Whatever it takes, the GOP Congress must get that wall built. And they should get it done now!
Apr 19th, 2017Stella G. from San Antonio, TX writes:
Protecting our Citizens from ILLEGAL entry of migrants should be a priority. My grandparents came to this country and had to learn to speak and write English in order to take their citizenship exam. They were proud to do so and became AMERICANS through the legal process. This should be the requirement for all those who want to live and work in the U.S.
Apr 19th, 2017Wayne H. from Lisbon, OH writes:
Build the WALL Now!
Apr 19th, 2017Dennis S. from Tucson, AZ signed.