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Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows reportedly told Breitbart that his caucus will vote against the next government funding bill if it does not include money for Trump's fantasy border wall.
House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows says the next government spending bill, which needs to be passed at the end of September, must fund the construction of President Trump's border wall, or else there'll be a government shutdown.
In an interview with Breitbart's Washington editor Matt Boyle, Meadows predicted there'd be enough Republicans to block any funding package that doesn't include money for Trump's wall.
This doesn't necessarily mean there will be a government shutdown or a border wall, it merely increases the likelihood that the federal government will be funded beyond the October 1st deadline by yet another clean continuing resolution that includes no policy riders.
Congressional Republicans would have you believe they're going to reorganize the entire healthcare system, pass sweeping "tax reform," and appropriate funds for Trump's various initiatives between now and October, but I remain very skeptical.
There's only 12 more days of legislative session remaining before the House of Representatives departs Washington for the August recess and they won't return until the second week of the football season. They will have less than 20 days of session to accomplish all of their goals ahead of fiscal 2018 which begins on October 1st.