Rep. Nita Lowey (D., N.Y.) on Thursday admitted Democrats have “no consensus” on how to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.
Lowey, the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, appeared on MSNBC to discuss the government shutdown and highlight Democrats’ push to fund the rest of the government before negotiating border security funding.
“There’s a new offer that will be coming from the Democrats [that includes] potentially up to $5.7 billion or more for border security, including funding for a smart wall. Can you tell us exactly what a smart wall is?” Host Katy Tur asked.
Lowey said the proposal that Tur mentioned was “interesting” but said there was “no consensus” currently. She added, “When the government is open, we will work together, hopefully in a bipartisan way. And I want you to know as an appropriator, I always work across the aisle. And then we’ll come up with a plan that makes sense.”
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