Obama Asking Congress for $3.7 Billion for Border Crisis

President Barack Obama wants $3.7 billion in emergency spending from Congress to address the child migrant crisis and another $615 million for wildfires, the White House said Tuesday morning — and the top House Republican appropriator suggested his chamber would act quickly.

A White House official said that the administration’s hope and expectation is that Congress will treat the crisis “as the urgent humanitarian situation that it is” and quickly approve the request.

House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., suggested appropriators will approve funding.

“Plainly, the situation for many of these unaccompanied children is extremely dire, and the United States has both a security and a moral obligation to help solve the crisis at hand,” he said in a statement. “It is clear that additional funding will be needed to ensure the proper care of these unaccompanied children, to enforce the law, and to further secure our border so that these problems can be mitigated in the short term. Our Committee will focus on providing what is necessary to meet these ongoing needs.

“It is also apparent that additional funding to prevent and fight wildland fires – especially in the West where the damage has been so great — is necessary. Our Committee will review this proposal, and will respond appropriately to ensure that proper assistance is available to help the people and communities affected by these devastating fires.”

19 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Sue says:

    “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for
    the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves
    is sinful and tyrannical.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • I Seigel says:

    Yes, that’s right! Not a dime!! No cooperation with Obama whatsoever. Stand your ground, Republicans! No cooperation, no progress on this or any other issue. The goal has always been to make this president fail, and by golly, that’s what you’ve accomplished. There are plenty of laws on the books right now to stop these illegals. Unfortunately, there’s no money to fully enforce the laws. Where does that money come from? Oh yeah – Congress. But not one more DIME for this president!

  • grandmary42 says:

    He won’t even go to the border to see what’s happening and he wants our money? I don’t think so!

  • Carady says:

    Jezzzzzzz…..he really likes his crisis’ doesn’t he? He waits till it is a crisis and then he wants to spend the money. This is his fault!!

    1. Protonius says:

      “Carady” — You wrote: “… He waits till it is a crisis and then he wants to spend the money:.

      A suggestion: For accuracy’s sake, replace the phrase “waits till it is a crisis” and replace it with the phrase “manufactures a crisis”.

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw says:

    The title of this issue must be “Obama Asking Congress for $3.7 Billion for Illegal Alien Crisis”. President Obama is going to use the funds to manage and maintain the needs of these surge of illegal aliens trying to catch and be part of the “Amnesty” program of president Obama. Obama created this mess.
    In the event that president Obama allows the Amnesty without Congress approval, I believe that his executive action is illegal and must not be enforced.

  • govtrumbull says:

    Obama is stoking the fire higher every day. The condition of America is similar to a huge boil on someone’s face. It just keeps becoming bigger and more deeply rooted as the clock ticks. The boil on America’s face is ready to pop and the PUS is ready to cover this once great Nation.

    America is infected with the same disease that has brought down other great civilizations. We are infected on the inside and our Nation’s health is in critical condition. We need to lance the boil and clean it out,

  • WiSe GuY says:

    Don’t give that black, TRAITOR, asshole a dime.

  • Concerned says:

    Clearly this is foreign aid and should be part of that budget. Also, the house needs to put measurable constraints tied to this money. The border must be closed immediately using extra resources and enforce the law. If not, he will be back in 6 months with another $4B request that is all his making.

  • pennysca says:

    We better not give Obama billions of dollars for this crisis he created. Call Mexico and tell them you are sending them back to his country. Mexico is giving them free access to get to United States. Take away our trade with them then Mexico could stop this crap Obama started. Period

  • Joan Neighbors says:

    Why didn’t he have the money for our military, our veterans. schools, unemployed? He could even repay the stolen money from Social Security. Why can’t he subtract the money the government gives to Mexico and other foreign countries? These are criminals! Why should the government be subsidizing them?

  • JONDO says:

    No. No, No, absolutely not Its illegal to steal taxpayer money and use it to aid and abet invaders from another country. It would be an act of treason.

  • savage24 says:

    I don’t see any provisions for alligators in the moat. So I guess it’s just eyewash again.

  • keepyourpower says:

    Sell those billions of bullets you bought to kill us, and YOU pay for it! We will be glad to take those bullets off your hands!

  • keepyourpower says:

    I say don’t give him a dime! We cannot afford it!

  • WiSe GuY says:

    Don’t feed them, they will go home.

  • carlton goodson says:

    Oblamo this is your fault you pay for it out of your pocket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. pennysca says:

      Take away Obama’s many vacations and his families vacations and that would be to get them sent back to their country.Period

  • bygeorge says:

    Where is the money to come from? America is broke. I suppose It is time to dip into the overstuffed coffers of the VA, HHS, and USDA fo find sufficient funds to apply to this humanitarian relief. But, if we are really the fascist country Wali Obama is making us, then pehaps all that ammunition HHS,USDA, VA & et.al. has stockpiled might be used. Actually, I believe they should be bussed as far as Ciduad de Juarez and Tiajuana, Mexico and dumped off there. Mexico facilitated their passage, let Mexico feed and house them.

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