Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) introduced H.R. 5876, which would enable Americans to make donations for building President Trump’s border wall. In a statement, Rep. Black said, “Americans know that President Trump is committed to protecting our nation for future generations, and we are ready to stand with him to build the wall.”
The legislation, entitled the Border Wall Trust Fund Act, allows the Secretary of the Treasury to accept public donations “on the condition that it be used to plan, design, construct, or maintain a barrier along the international border between the United States and Mexico.”
Rep. Black’s statement further noted, "While Democrats block commonsense border security and put illegal immigrants before our families, we are going to put America first. Real immigration reform cannot be achieved without a secure border – President Trump has been clear about this since day one. The most important job of the federal government is the safety and security of the American people, and if citizens in our country wish to contribute to this effort, they absolutely should be given the opportunity.”
Rep. Black told FOX News the bill is designed to enable fundraising through entities like GoFundMe where people can contribute to specific causes. She said the Washington Monument was initially funded through public donations.
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Updated: Wed, Jun 6th 2018 @ 1:35pm EDT