House Republicans’ spending bill includes FEMA cuts to fund Trump’s border wall - NJ7 Citizens for Change

House Republicans’ spending bill includes FEMA cuts to fund Trump’s border wall

"President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster accounts to help finance the president’s border wall.

The pending reduction to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief account is part of a massive spending bill that the House is scheduled to consider next week when lawmakers return from their August recess. The $876 million cut, which is included in the 1,305-page measure’s homeland security section, pays for roughly half the cost of Trump’s down payment on the U.S.-Mexico border wall that the president repeatedly promised Mexico would finance."

- Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, The Boston Globe 

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