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No Congress members along Mexico border support funding Trump’s wall

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No member of Congress who represents districts on the U.S.-Mexico border support funding President Trump’s signature border wall, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

According to a survey conducted by the publication, no lawmaker representing the region expressed support for Trump’s request for $1.4 billion to begin construction of the project.

{mosads}The survey included nine members of the House and eight senators from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California — including four Republican senators.

According to the report, some GOP lawmakers raised concerns about whether the wall is too focused on a physical barrier, rather than funding other high-tech solutions that could prove to be more effective.

“The solution must be a dynamic, multifaceted one,” Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) told the publication.

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have been skeptical about the president’s plan, while Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said that border security ought to be focused elsewhere, according to the Journal.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) also reportedly voiced concerns about the measure, arguing that the wall could be too narrowly focused.
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