U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said on Wednesday that the House would fund the wall that President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“We’re going to pay for it and front the money up,” Ryan told MSNBC in an interview when asked who is going to pay for the wall.
“There are a lot of different ways of getting Mexico to contribute to doing this,” he added.
According to The Hill, Ryan had told his colleagues he will likely move a supplemental spending bill this year to pay for the border wall.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order calling for the construction of “a physical wall” along the southern border to be manned by “adequate personnel so as to prevent illegal immigration, drug trafficking and acts of terrorism.”
During his election campaign, Trump met with Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss the construction of a wall separating the two countries. Nieto said his government will negotiate with Trump, but will not pay for the wall – despite Trump’s insistence he do so.
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