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H.R. 6657: Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act

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President Trump is threatening to cause a government shutdown later this year if the border wall with Mexico isn’t fully funded. This bill would do so.


How much will the government spend on a border wall?

President Trump wants a $5 billion down payment. The House originally wanted to allocate less than half that amount: $2.2 billion. The Senate wanted less still: $1.6 billion.

And if Democrats take over one or both chamber of Congress in November’s midterms, that amount might be zero.

Rep. Andy ...

Sponsor and status

Andy Biggs

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 7, 2018
Length: 14 pages

Aug 7, 2018


Introduced on Aug 7, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on August 7, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Aug 7, 2018

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H.R. 6657 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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