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Wisconsin representative's bill would allow for crowdsourced fundraising to build border wall

Posted: 10:47 AM, Jan 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-06 12:30:03-05

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisconsin, wants to give citizens the option to donate to building a border wall on the United States-Mexico border and has introduced legislation to allow for crowdsourced fundraising.

Grothman announced in a news release that he has introduced a bill called "The People’s Border Wall Fund Act" which would allow the public to contribute to building a border wall.

The federal government is in a partial shutdown while Democrats and Republican President Donald Trump are at a standstill over a spending plan that would include a package to build a border wall.

Grothman’s plan would create a trust in the Department of Treasury that allows for public donations to be used to build a border wall. Read more about his plan here .