SenateEnergy / Flickr Senator Jon Tester D MT...
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This is a really good, straightforward speech setting the record straight.  FY 2018 Congress approved $1.3 billion for fencing and other structures.  “Today, not one of those structures is under construction.  Not one.”

The Senate asked Sec. Neilson for a plan as to what they would spend the $5.7 billion on, “especially after already having $21 billion (FY2018) to spend on border security and immigration enforcement.”  The plan they gave was incomplete.  It did not address effects on American landowners, wildlife, etc.  AND it asked for $1.6 billion.  Not $5.7 billion.  And on and on…

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