Monday night on Fox News, Bret Baier reported on Democrats threatening to shut down the government over President Donald Trump's insistence that the border wall with Mexico be funded. The funding deadline is at the end of the week.
On "The Chris Salcedo Show" today, Chris Salcedo noted that the President is "trusting congressional Republicans" that funding for the wall will be addressed when Congress does "actual budgeting" for fiscal year 2017-18.
Chris stated he does not trust Republicans as much as the President appears to. As a mechanism to make the President's campaign promise a reality, he suggested that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wi.) insist that Congress the Secure Fence Act of 2006 when forming their budget.
The act was passed by Congress and signed by former president George W. Bush in order to secure "reinforced fencing, the installation of additional physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors" to the entire border the United States shares with Mexico. Chris believed this act might be exactly what Republicans need to get the wall built and also suggested some policies that might be put in place to recoup some of the costs from our neighbor to the south.