What’s Happening With President Trump’s Border Wall?

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Since building a wall along the Southern border was one of President Trump’s central campaign promises during the 2016 Presidential election, many Americans are curious about the latest update. According to CBS News, the House of Representatives will vote next week on a series of government spending bills, which will comprise monetary funds for President Trump’s border wall.

To be exact, a total of four bills will voted on next week. If approved, these bills would provide funding for the legislative branch, the Pentagon, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Veteran affairs. Even though none of these bill will cover the funds needed for the border wall, House Republicans are going to incorporate an amendment which will grant the money needed for the border wall.

The needed funds amount to a total of $1.57 billion. Within this, almost $2 billion, $784 million will cover the costs for 32 miles of fencing in Rio Grande Valley, $498 million will pay for a recently developed levee wall, $251 million will fund 14 miles of additional fencing in California, with the remaining $38 million covering the fees for developments and program planning.