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Podcast: Why the Just Passed Minibus Is Going Nowhere

Budget Tracker Extra, Episode 27

Rep. William Hurd's SMART Act would require DHS to have a comprehensive border wall plan before construction. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Lawmakers spent a considerable amount of time last week working on and passing four security-related spending bills in a bundle — a so called minibus — that would provide money for President Trump’s border wall and pay for increased security for lawmakers. But all that effort was probably a waste of time absent a budget deal, says CQ’s appropriations reporter Ryan McCrimmon.

 

 

Show Notes:

Hurd and Border State Members to Introduce ‘Smart’ Wall Bill

 

 

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