Senator Ricardo Lara’s Bill Opposing The Border Wall Fails

The Day Trump Announces House Committee Border Wall Funding

Senator Ricardo Lara, the author of SB 30, legislation opposing the construction of the border wall, pulled his bill on July 12, 2017 on the same day that President Trump tweeted that the $1.6 billion he requested to build the border wall has been allocated by the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee.

President Trump tweeted, “Big WIN today for building the wall. It will secure the border & save lives. Now the full House & Senate must act!”

“July 12th was a good day,” Robin Hvidston, Executive Director for We The People Rising and CA State Coordinator for The Remembrance Project, said. “We learned that at the federal level the House Appropriations Committee voted to fund the border wall, and that same day, Senator Ricardo Lara’s bill SB 30, which would have banned any ‘individual, partnership, joint venture, or association or any other organization’ involved with the construction of the border wall from both the rewarding and the renewal of California state contracts. Fortunately, Senator Ricardo Lara did not have enough votes to pass his legislation in the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, so the senator shelved his bill on July 12th.”

Even though the House committee voted to fund the border wall, the funding will face an uphill battle in the U.S. Senate.

“Hopefully, the full House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate will do the right thing for the American people and will vote for the construction of the border wall. Our organization will be joining with groups nationwide, calling, emailing and lobbying our members of the House of Representatives and our U.S. Senators to fund the completion of the border wall,” Hvidston said. “Let’s get Trump’s big, beautiful wall constructed so that the people of our nation will be safe and our border secured.”

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