Jeffries: Trump’s border wall request ‘a ransom note’

“We are not willing to pay $2.5 billion or $5 billion and wasting taxpayer dollars on a ransom note,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

President Donald Trump’s demand for billions of dollars to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border amounts to a ‘ransom note’ for taxpayers being held ‘hostage’ by the partial government shutdown, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said Sunday.

‘Yes, we need comprehensive immigration reform. Yes, we need to enhance border security,’ Jeffries, the incoming chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said during an interview on ABC’s ‘This Week.’

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Jeffries: Trump Holding Taxpayers ‘Hostage’ Over Wall

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  • Date: 2018-12-30T14:34:44-05:00
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HOW THEY VOTED: NY Democrats, GOP reps split on spending bill with $5B for border wall

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The Capitol is seen under early morning skies in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The House of Representatives approved a spending bill Thursday night that would fund the government through Feb. 8 and contains more than $5 million for a border wall, one of President Donald Trump’s main legislative objectives.’

The legislation, which also included $7.8 billion in disaster aid, passed the House by a 217 to 185 vote. It was a party-line vote, with 217 Republicans supporting the measure. Eight Republicans joined 177 Democrats in opposing the short-term continuing resolution.’

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