Cruz touted his legislation in a tweet. The bill was introduced Tuesday.
Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe ...
If the act was signed into law and acted on, it's still not clear if El Chapo's fortune would pay for the wall. Trump said in September 2015 he could get the wall built for $4 billion, but congressional staffers most recently estimated its cost at $66.9 billion.
Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2017
The border wall has been a hot topic in the ongoing congressional budget talks.
Trump has insisted the wall will be built, but White House budget director Mick Mulvaney confirmed to CNN on Tuesday that funding for the wall wasn't a dealbreaker for this round of talks.
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