Senate Rejects GOP Bid to Add Border Wall to Infrastructure Bill

The Senate on Wednesday rejected an attempt from GOP Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.) to tie border wall funding to the bipartisan infrastructure deal.

Senators voted 48-49 on the GOP proposal to prohibit the cancellation of border wall contracts. It needed 60 votes in order to be added into the roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which senators expect to pass as soon as this weekend.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who helped negotiate the bipartisan deal, was the only Democrat to vote for the amendment.

Republicans view the border as a weak point for President Biden. Johnson, ahead of the vote, accused the administration of being in a “complete state of denial regarding the crisis that is on the border.”

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