Texas bill would continue border wall construction in the state
Construction Dive ^
| 9 Mar 2021
| Kim Slowey
Posted on 03/09/2021 10:18:21 AM PST by BeauBo
In an attempt to pick up border wall construction where former President Donald Trump left off, a state lawmaker in Texas has introduced legislation that would see the construction of a border wall along the Texas-Mexico border.
HB 2862 would create a special “border security enhancement fund” to pay for the projects, which includes planning, designing, constructing and maintaining transportation and water infrastructure along the Texas portion of the international border with the purpose of preventing unauthorized crossings, the trafficking of controlled substances and terrorism. The author of the proposed bill, Republican Texas House Rep. Bryan Slaton, moved to name the barrier the “President Donald J. Trump Wall,” and wrote on Twitter that “it’s time to finish what President Trump started! Let’s build the wall!”
Texas contractors — those incorporated in Texas or that maintain a headquarters or principal office in the state — would be given priority when it comes to project awards…
The bill stipulates that the governor of Texas would seek reimbursement from the federal government for amounts spent from the border projects fund.
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Fat chance that a Xi/Harris/Biden/Soros Admin would reimburse any costs, but the next Trump Administration could do so retroactively.
Please, states take back your rights.
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