US Senate and House to Push US-Mexico Wall

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that Congress was moving ahead with building a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico that would cost $12 billion to $15 billion.

McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan did not say how Congress would pay for the wall that President Donald Trump has vowed to build. “We anticipate a supplemental (budget) coming from the administration,” Ryan said at a news conference. “The point is we’re going to finance the Secure Fence Act.”

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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