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Trump won't raid La. flood funding for now

February 15, 2019
In The News

President Donald Trump doesn't plan to raid Louisiana's $1.4 billion in disaster flood funding to build a border wall under his national emergency declaration, easing concerns of GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy.

President Trump made the declaration Friday, bypassing Congress to secure almost $7 billion to build the wall on the U.S. southern border through executive action.

In the House, Congressmen Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, Graves, Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, and Mike Johnson, R-Benton, voted against the budget bill that passed on a 300-128 vote there.

Abraham and Higgins voiced their full support of Trump's emergency declaration.

"If President Trump needs to declare a national emergency to keep out the drugs and gangs, so be it because it's pretty clear that Democrats' only goal is to score political points with their radical open-borders base, even if it means sacrificing national security," Abraham said.

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