Trump administration delays approval of border wall
The Trump administration is delaying the approval of a $1.6 billion border wall it will pay for with taxes, a move that is likely to antagonize congressional Republicans who are opposed to the measure.
Trump administration officials announced the delay Monday night in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., which was released late Monday.
The delay is the latest setback for Trump’s effort to complete the wall in a single bill.
A House Republican bill would cost nearly $10 billion and is the top priority of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R of Wisconsin.
Trump has said the wall will cost $10 trillion and the Trump administration has said it would cost $6 billion.
But some GOP lawmakers have said they would support a border wall as a first step, as a way to build a wall around the country.