Texas Governor Abbott’s wall-building plan appears little more than wasteful tax dollar spending, as he’s budgeted for less than 10 miles of barrier

Texas Governor Abbott’s wall-building plan appears little more than wasteful tax dollar spending, as he’s budgeted for less than 10 miles of barrier

Image: Along the 1254 miles of border between Texas and Mexico, there is one ferry at Los Ebanos, Texas (at bottom of photograph), where it crosses to Gustavo Diaz Ordaz in the Mexican State of Tamaulipas (at top of photograph). Along the Texas-Mexico border, there are two dames, one hand-draw ferry, and twenty-five (25) other […]

Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, Speaker Phelan to hold joint press conference today to announce border wall construction

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, June 16 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker of the Texas House Dade Phelan will hold a joint press conference today at 3 o’clock p.m. in the Governor’s Public Reception Room in Austin to announce their intention to build a border wall along Texas’ […]

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Cicadas buzz […]

4 Anti-American House freshmen urge against more ICE funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four House freshmen are urging congressional negotiators to not increase spending for Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of any congressional deal to bolster border security and keep the government open.The anti-progressives say the Homeland Security Department’s budget should be cut, not enlarged, because it has an “inhumane” agenda toward immigrants and […]

Senate rejects rival plans for ending shutdown; talks start

WASHINGTON (AP) — A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage it’s inflicting around the country. In the first serious exchange […]

Trump says shutdown could go for ‘years’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared he could keep parts of the government shut down for “months or even years” after he and democrat leaders again failed to resolve his demand for billions of dollars for a border wall with Mexico. They did agree to a new round of weekend talks between staff […]

GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump’s $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn’t always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government funding. The House and Senate used to pass annual […]

No. 2 House Republican: Gov’t shutdown ‘stupid’, may happen

WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming, partial government shutdown would be “stupid” but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday.Even if Republicans assemble enough votes to approve the wall in the House, the plan probably will fail in the Senate, […]

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided government. Trump and House and Senate […]

Top Democrat rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump’s wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump’s long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push a deal to protect 700,000 or more so-called Dreamer immigrants from deportation. Schumer had made the offer last Friday in a last-ditch […]