|Cosponsor H.R. 1477, the No Taxpayer Funding for the Wall Act
I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 1477, the No Taxpayer Funding for the Wall Act.
We are all aware of President Trump’s promise to make Mexico pay for the wall he plans to build along our southern border. This bill would hold him to that promise. It would prohibit the use of any federal funds for the construction of the wall and would require President Trump to keep his promise of making Mexico pay for its construction.
Like me, your offices have probably heard from incensed constituents who do not want a single dime of federal taxpayer money going forward to pay for this boondoggle, which even President Trump’s own Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security questioned in congressional testimony. Secretary Kelly noted, as we all know, that border security requires much more than a wall. He testified that “A physical barrier in and of itself—certainly as a military person that understands defense and defenses— a physical barrier in and of itself will not do the job, it has to be really a layered defense.”
It is our priority as leaders to maintain strong border security, ensure the safety of Americans, and guarantee that tax dollars are used appropriately, especially during tight fiscal times. President Trump’s plan to build a wall does nothing to further this mission. Building a wall would not secure the border. Instead, the wall would be entirely ineffective and a monumental waste of taxpayer dollars that could be better used to advance meaningful measures to feed, educate, and provide health care services to millions of Americans.
This bill makes it clear to President Trump that we will not allow taxpayer dollars to pay for his wall. To cosponsor this bill, please contact Tatiana Calderón (firstname.lastname@example.org) in my office
Gwen S. Moore