Senate balks at McCarthy's $25 billion border wall proposal

  • NBC News | by: Leigh Ann Caldwell, Alex Moe and Marianna Sotomayor |
  • 2018-10-12
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy could complicate post-election efforts to fund the government with his new proposal to provide $25 billion for a wall along the southern border.McCarthy, who is expected to run for House speaker (or minority leader should Republicans lose control of the House), has put forward a bill to fully fund the president’s border wall request.

But the proposal is already receiving a negative reception from both parties in the Senate.

"This is kind of a new twist so to speak — a significant twist," Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who sits on the Appropriations Committee, said, adding that she’s now "a little bit worried" about the ongoing negotiations over the spending bill.

Congress, which has funded much of the government for next year already, has put off funding for the Department of Homeland Security and a few other agencies until Dec. 7, leaving decisions on paying for any part of a border wall, one of President Donald Trump’s priorities, until after the midterm elections.

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