sanctuary cities

McCarthy to Introduce Border Wall Funding Bill This Week
Speaker hopeful plays to GOP base with conservative immigration enforcement measure

House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is planning to introduce a bill this week to provide $23.4 billion in border wall funding. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is planning to introduce a bill this week that would provide $23.4 billion more in funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall and include several other immigration enforcement measures, his spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. 

The soon-to-be-introduced bill, first reported by Breitbart News, is red meat designed to fire up the Republican base ahead of the midterms, as well as signal to GOP lawmakers in Congress that McCarthy supports conservatives’ policy priorities. 

Democrats Sink 'Sanctuary Cities' Crackdown

(Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Democrats blocked consideration Tuesday of a bill designed to stop "sanctuary cities."  

The bill to punish municipalities that don't enforce federal immigration laws was doomed from the outset, and the Senate voted 54-45 to limit debate on taking up the measure, short of the 60 votes needed.