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H.R. 5876 (115th): Border Wall Trust Fund Act

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President Trump’s promised “big beautiful wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border wall has not been constructed to date. Since Congress has failed to fund it, should private donations pick up the tab?


Last week, Trump threatened a government shutdown if Congress doesn’t approve his requested $5 billion for wall construction as part of the federal spending package due by December 7. Senate Democrats have only agreed to fund $1.6 billion, less than a third of what Trump is asking for.

Earlier this year, Democrats had ...

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Diane Black

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 18, 2018
Length: 4 pages

May 18, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 18, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


May 18, 2018

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H.R. 5876 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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