Democrat’s Refuse To Fund Wall But Offer Up A Staggering $12 Billion More For Foreign Aid In Spending Bill

The House Democrats have proposed spending bills in order to bring an end to the partial federal government shutdown. 

However, it was reported by Breitbart News that the bills offered no finding for President Donald Trump’s coveted wall along the United States’ southern border. According to a Thursday statement from the White House Office of Management and Budget, the Democrats did, however, include more than $12 billion for foreign aid over what the White House had requested.

Breitbart reports, “The statement warned the new House Democrat majority of President Trump’s intention to veto the bills, noting that the administration ‘cannot accept legislation that provides unnecessary funding for wasteful programs while ignoring the Nation’s urgent border security needs.’”

Breitbart explains, “The statement reiterated President Trump’s request for ‘at least $5 billion for border security’ and asserted that the Democrats’ proposal ‘does not come close to providing these necessary investments and authorities.’”

The Trump administration reminded that the billions of dollars that the Democrats have offered up for “unnecessary programs at excessive levels” is far more than what they had requested. According to Breitbart, this includes:

-$12 billion more for “international affairs programs,” including $2.9 billion more “for economic and development assistance, including funding for the West Bank/Gaza, Syria, and Pakistan, where our foreign aid is either frozen or under review.”

-$700 million more than requested for the United Nations, including restored funding for the United Nation’s Population Fund, which would undermine the administration’s Mexico City Policy that bars the use of taxpayer dollars for foreign organizations that “promote or perform abortions.”

-Approximately $2 billion more than requested for the Environmental Protection Agency

-$7.1 billion more than the administration requested for Housing and Urban Development programs

The statement regarding the House Democrats’ additional funding goes as follows:

The six bills provided for under H.R. 21 provide funding at levels nearly 20 percent higher than the President’s FY 2019 Budget. For instance, H.R. 21 provides $12 billion more for international affairs programs, 29 percent higher than the President’s request. This includes $2.9 billion more than the request for economic and development assistance, including funding for the West Bank/Gaza, Syria, and Pakistan, where our foreign aid is either frozen or under review. It includes $700 million more than requested for the United Nations, including restoring funding for the United Nations Population Fund. The bill would also undermine the President’s Mexico City Policy (Presidential Memorandum of January 23, 2017), which prohibits the funding of foreign nongovernmental organizations that promote or perform abortions. Further, H.R. 21 includes approximately $2 billion in excessive Environmental Protection Agency funding, providing funds beyond the Agency’s core mission and including funding for programs that can and should be executed at the local level. The bill also includes substantial unrequested funding for HUD programs, including $7.1 billion above the FY 2019 Budget request for HUD rental assistance programs. These and other excessive spending items makes the lack of adequate border funding in the combined package all the more unacceptable.

“The administration looks forward to working with the Congress to enact appropriations that will adequately secure the Nation’s borders and get the federal government back to work for the American people as soon as possible,” the statement finished off.

UPDATE:

On Thursday evening, the Democrat spending bills passed the House.

The first bill is a continuing resolution in order to fund DHS until February 8. It passed by 239-192. The bill is meant to “keep border security funding at $1.3 billion, providing no new funding for the barrier along the southern border,” as reported by the Hill. The second bill is meant to fund the other six agencies through September of this year. It passed by 241-190.

30 Comments on Democrat’s Refuse To Fund Wall But Offer Up A Staggering $12 Billion More For Foreign Aid In Spending Bill

  1. First order of business look at all Federal agencies and their sub agencies and remove them. EPA, DOE and many other agencies do not need thelr own police departments. Groups like USAID with no oversight throw money around like confetti. You have countries that are shown to be dictatorships, any aid will end up in the leadership bank accounts, not to the people and money is still sent. You can’t buy friendship.

  2. It is amazing how the House of (non-)Representatives can find money to aid other countries or programs but offer nothing to aid the U S citizens. Look at how much has been raised by a veteran to build the wall from everyday, American citizens. This should tell our representatives that the American people want the wall. Like Ivdad just said “you can’t buy friendship.” Maybe instead of spouting off about impeachment of the President, we should be recalling or impeaching the representatives that will not follow the will of the people.

  3. The 4.4 Trillion Dollar is the budget for the US first of all, so 5 billion dollars represents 0.11% of that Budget, that’s point one % of the 4.4 Trillion Dollar Budget. So what is wrong with Pelosi and Schumer if they are really in favor of keeping out undesirable illegal aliens? A reminder;
    43% of ALL Food Stamps are Given to Illegals.
    95% of Warrants Issued for Murder in Los Angeles are illegals.
    Less than 2% of illegals are picking crops but 41% are on Welfare.
    More than 66% of all Births in California are to Illegals on Medi-Cal
    60% of all HUD occupied properties in the US are Illegals
    39% of all California Students are Illegals.
    75%of Los Angeles Most Wanted Criminals are Illegals.
    50% of All Gang Members are Illegals
    U.S. Taxpayers are Footing the Bill for All.

  4. All this money the Dems have requested will do nothing more than end up back in their pockets. They did this knowing the POTUS would veto it and then they could use it against him. The thing about Trump is he doesn’t take their sh**. He calls them out on it. I say keep the government shut down. The employees will get all their pay when they return.

  5. If history has taught us anything, it taught us that the American People can only be pushed around, and ignored, so much, before We erupt! Remember that if you refuse to learn from past mistakes, you are doomed to repeat them! MAGA!

  6. Soros and his minions the NAZI Commie liberal party are responsible for this treasonous act against the sovereignty of the United States! ‪It’s about time they’re are held accountable! Save the country from turning into another Commie shit hole!‬

  7. Yep, what wrong with Pelosi and Schumer?
    What do they get a % for giving to the Illegals.
    U.S. Taxpayers are paying the Bill for All.
    Those in Government and Illegals.
    Where is the job for the American People that want to work.
    Because they can’t get any help living on the street’s.
    But we can help the Illegals.
    What a slap in the Face of the American Working People.
    They are over pay in Government .
    For what they do.

  8. American People are living on the Street.
    Pelosi and Schumer don’t want to help the American Worker.
    BUT OFFER UP A STAGGERING $12 BILLION MORE FOR FOREIGN AID IN SPENDING BILL
    I feel if they want to give that much away of the American Worker money. Then let them give their money to FOREIGN AID.
    Then they can give their Pay and Benefits back to Government to help pay for it!!
    They so free with Taxpayer Money. But 1% they don’t like paying taxes.
    You want to give money give your money not my tax dollars !!!!!!

  9. Why don’t Trump just take some money from the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Arm Forces. Between that and the Foreign Aid. He would have enough for the Wall. It still taxpayer money that they use. Not the 1% that don’t pay taxes with all the write off they get.

  10. Here these traitorous dems want to give more to foreign aid and yet they are not willing to help the gov. employee’s who aren’t getting. a pay check. That should tell you how much they care for the average worker. NOT A CRAP. Why do you people keep voting for them is beyond me.

  11. Amazing how these idiots can play games with our money,our lives,and our countries border security I hope trump does the right thing and vetos whatever bills these cracker heads send him….Pelosi and her bunch needs to go ASAP and stay gone.

  12. Why doesn’t Trump mention to the public of what Solyndra cost and cash for clunkers. Wasn’t it over 300 billion between the two fiascos? Down the tube. And yes, there are many more. I keep waiyfor him to go public on this.

  13. Why won’t Congress vote on the “El Chapo Act” that Ted Cruz came up with? It would give 14 billion dollars for the wall, which is not from American taxpayers. Essentially, since it came from the drug dealer from Mexico, Mexico would be paying for the wall. Since the Dems. say the wall is not worth the money, they should have no opposition to free money. This would be a true test for their bullshit and I bet they would still say no. Americans would then know they are just liars and will not pass anything for the wall whether it costs us money or not. The real truth would come out and it would really make them look bad if they did not pass it.

  14. This is just beyond realistic comprehension. The House dems have totally lost their 1 living brain cell… perhaps it left DC with one of the “retired” dems. We should be cutting UN spending except for the absolute minimum required by the President. Personally, I wouldn’t give them a single penny for their nwo crap!. The United States of America is $20 – $21 TRILLION in debt because of democrats!! FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS is to STOP paying foreign countries who hate us ANY MONEY! We need to concentrate on AMERICA FIRST! Yes, help our friends as much as possible, but NOT our Enemies!! We need to fund our military, we need to fund border security and build the wall. We need to pay workers who actually WORK… (take heed Congress), we need to work on upgrading our Infrastructure and securing our country. We need to take care of our Veterans and the homeless CITIZENS. We need to DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL INVADERS! We need to figure out the interest payments on our National Debt and add 1-2 TRILLION per year of principal to pay back, Until we are OUT OF DEBT!! Congress needs to sit down, figure how much money will be entering the government coffers and write a one year spending bill that doesn’t go even 1 penny OVER that figure.. preferably it comes in UNDER! Enough is enough already! No extras for favors or their own pockets… No extras for foreign nationals.. No extras for the Deep State or Foreign Enemies. President Trump may have started this partial shutdown, but it’s the democrats in the House who are causing it by their uncaring attitude for the people they were elected to SERVE.

  15. This is NOT immigration, rather it is an INVASION into our once great country!

    Time to SHUT DOWN our southern border and STOP ALL FEDERAL-AID going to foreign countries. Start charging a 25% REMITTANCE FEE ON ALL MONEY BEING SENT TO MEXICO, and other Central American countries.

    BOYCOTT MEXICO, and other Central American countries!!!

    END DACA, End Chain Migration, End Anchor babies, Make E-VERIFY MANDATORY, REDUCE the number of legal immigrants entering the USA, CLOSE LOOPHOLES in our immigration laws, End TPS, Build the Wall, and ENFORCE our current immigration laws.

    DEPORT THEM BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY IMMEDIATELY!

    We have and are being INVADED by some 30 million plus ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS, and now we MUST STOP this continued invasion in its tracks.

    The invasion started before 1986 and has continued to this day, only many times the total each year going even higher of ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS entering the US ILLEGALLY.

    Time to put our military on our southern border and finally put a STOP to this insane madness. If that means separating children from their parents in order to prosecute the ILLEGAL INVADERS, then so be it!

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