McConnell to seek $5 billion for border wall

McConnell, R-Ky., told the Washington Examiner Thursday the Senate won’t stick to the $1.6 billion wall funding included in the Senate’s 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations measure. Instead, it will try to raise the amount to match the House Homeland spending bill, which includes $5 billion for the wall.

“We are going to try really hard to get the money the president would like this year for the border wall ,” McConnell told the Washington Examiner.