House GOP unveils bill to give funding to border states that want to continue building wall

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) speaks during a news conference as Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) looks on at Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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UPDATED 5:30 PM PT – Wednesday, July 21, 2021

House conservatives have refused to back down against Democrats on border wall funding, saying it’s their “hill to die on.” This week the House Republican Study Committee revealed a bill to give $22 billion directly to border states that want to continue building President Trump’s wall.

Last month, the committee along with President Trump visited a section of the wall in Texas that was almost complete, but was stopped under Joe Biden.

“Within two months, everything could have been completed, not sitting there rotting and rusting” said Trump. “It was all set.”

The RSC’s chairman reiterated President Trump’s comments that steel paid for by taxpayers was rusting on the ground and federal contractors have already been paid not to build the wall. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) stressed that after his visit to the border, he’s more convinced than ever that continuing to build the wall is the right path.

Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has extended an invitation to other governors requesting they send law enforcement and military resources to the border in order to assist with the migrant crisis.

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