Jump to content

Finish the Wall Act


TexAgRepublican
 Share

Recommended Posts

Senator Fitzgerald, with thanks to Mr. Higgins, introduces

A BILL

To immediately resume construction of the border wall system along the international border between the United States and Mexico to secure the border, enforce the rule of law, and expend appropriated funds as mandated by Congress, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Finish the Wall Act”.

SEC. 2. BORDER WALL SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION.

(a) (1) IMMEDIATELY RESUME BORDER WALL SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION.—Not later than 24 hours after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall resume all activities related to the construction of the border barrier system (also known as, and referred to in this Act as, the “border wall system”) along the international border between the United States and Mexico that were underway or being planned for prior to January 20, 2021.

(2) No Cancellations.—The Secretary of Homeland Security may not cancel any contract for activities related to border wall system construction referred to in paragraph (1) that was entered into on or before January 20, 2021.

(3) Use Of Funds.—The Secretary of Homeland Security shall expend all funds appropriated or explicitly obligated for border wall system construction referred to in paragraph (1) that were appropriated or obligated, as the case may be, beginning on October 1, 2016, to carry out this Act.

(4) Implementation Plan For Border Wall System.—Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees an implementation plan to complete, by not later than September 30, 2024, border wall system construction referred to in paragraph (1) and funded in accordance with paragraph (3).

(b) Plan To Complete Tactical Infrastructure And Technology Elements Of Border Wall System.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees an implementation plan, including quarterly benchmarks and cost estimates, for satisfying all requirements of border wall system construction referred to in subsection (a)(1), including tactical infrastructure, technology, and other elements as identified by the Department of Homeland Security prior to January 20, 2021, through the expenditure of funds appropriated or explicitly obligated, as the case may be, for use beginning on October 1, 2016, as well as any future funds appropriated by Congress.

(c) Uphold Negotiated Agreements.—The Secretary of Homeland Security shall ensure that all agreements executed in writing between the Department of Homeland Security and private citizens, State, local, and Tribal governments, and other stakeholders are honored by the Department relating to current and future border wall system construction as required by such agreements.

SEC. 3. DNA COLLECTION CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW.

Not later than 14 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall ensure and certify to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is fully compliant with the DNA Fingerprint Act of 2005 at all border facilities that process adults, including as part of a family unit, in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the border.

SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act:

(1) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES.—The term “appropriate congressional committees” means the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.

(2) TACTICAL INFRASTRUCTURE.—The term “tactical infrastructure” includes boat ramps, access gates, checkpoints, lighting, and roads associated with a border wall system.

(3) TECHNOLOGY.—The term “technology” includes border surveillance and detection technology, including linear ground detection systems, associated with a border wall system.

PES: This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to resume activities related to the construction of a barrier system along the U.S.-Mexico border and addresses other border-related issues.

DHS must resume all such construction activities that were planned or underway prior to January 20, 2021. DHS must also expend all funds appropriated or explicitly obligated since October 1, 2016, for construction of this barrier system. DHS may not cancel contracts for activities related to such construction entered into on or before January 20, 2021.

Furthermore, within 14 days of this bill's enactment, DHS must certify to Congress that U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities that process adults taken into custody at the border are fully compliant with certain laws related to the collection of DNA. (Among other things, these laws allow for the collection of DNA samples from non-U.S. persons detained under U.S. authority.)

Former President Kyle Fitzgerald

Three-Time Republican Nominee

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
Voting Bloc Total Aye Nay Present
Nationalist Republicans 47 47 0 0
Evangelical Republicans 48 48 0 0
Business Republicans 45 45 0 0
Moderate Conservative Republicans 61 61 0 0
Moderate Liberal Republicans 18 14 3 0
SJW Democrats 53 0 53 0
Progressive Democrats 58 0 58 0
Environmentalist Democrats 48 0 48 0
Moderate Liberal Democrats 47 0 47 0
Moderate Conservative Democrats 10 3 6 0
  218 215 0

Christopher Drake

Republican, NY-2

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Former Chief Administrator - Rounds 4 & 5, Evil Arch-Conservative, Frequent Republican Player

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Administrators

 

Aye 27
Nay 23
Present 0
 
Senate Votes
State Senator Philosophy Vote
Alabama Tommy Tuberville Nationalist Aye
Alaska Holly Hawthorne Nationalist Aye
Arizona Mick McGuire Nationalist Aye
Arkansas Tom Cotton Nationalist Aye
California Dianne Feinstein Progressive Nay
Colorado John Hickenlooper Moderate Liberal Nay
Connecticut Chris Murphy Progressive Nay
Delaware Tom Carper Moderate Liberal Nay
Florida Marco Rubio Evangelical Aye
Georgia Raphael Warnock Social Justice Warrior Nay
Hawaii Mazie Hirono Environmentalist Nay
Idaho Mike Crapo Evangelical Aye
Illinois Dick Durbin Progressive Nay
Indiana Mike Braun Evangelical Aye
Iowa Chuck Grassley Business Aye
Kansas Jerry Moran Business Aye
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Business Aye
Louisiana John Kennedy Evangelical Aye
Maine Susan Collins Moderate Conservative Aye
Maryland Larry Hogan Moderate Conservative Aye
Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren Progressive Nay
Michigan Debbie Stabenow Environmentalist Nay
Minnesota Amy Klobuchar Moderate Liberal Nay
Mississippi Roger Wicker Evangelical Aye
Missouri Josh Hawley Nationalist Aye
Montana Jon Tester Moderate Liberal Nay
Nebraska Ben Sasse Evangelical Aye
Nevada Catherine Cortez Masto Social Justice Warrior Nay
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen Moderate Liberal Nay
New Jersey Cory Booker Progressive Nay
New Mexico Martin Heinrich Environmentalist Nay
New York Chuck Schumer Moderate Liberal Nay
North Carolina Richard Burr Business Aye
North Dakota John Hoeven Evangelical Aye
Ohio Tim Ryan Moderate Liberal Nay
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Evangelical Aye
Oregon Alek Skarlatos Nationalist Aye
Pennsylvania Bob Casey Jr Moderate Liberal Nay
Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse Environmentalist Nay
South Carolina Lindsey Graham Business Aye
South Dakota John Thune Business Aye
Tennessee Marsha Blackburn Nationalist Aye
Texas Ted Cruz Evangelical Aye
Utah Mitt Romney Business Aye
Vermont Bernie Sanders Progressive Nay
Virginia Tim Kaine Moderate Liberal Nay
Washington Patty Murray Environmentalist Nay
West Virginia Kyle Fitzgerald Nationalist Aye
Wisconsin Mandela Barnes Progressive Nay
Wyoming John Barrasso Evangelical Aye
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...