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WASHINGTON, D.C. — One of Indiana’s Republican Congressmen is a “no vote on the temporary spending bill passed by the Senate last night.

The measure would keep a portion of the government running through February 8th. It does not have the $5 billion in funding for a border wall that President Trump has been demanding, which is a deal breaker for Rep. Jim Banks.

“We’ve been talking about giving this President the money he has demanded, the money we promised our voters the last two elections, that were would appropriate to building a wall on the southern border and we have not done it yet,” Banks said. 

On Twitter, Banks wrote: “I pledged to my constituents that I would fight for increased border security and wall funding. I can’t support a funding bill that doesn’t take meaningful steps to fulfill these commitments. Now is the time for Republicans to fight for promises we made.”

Banks told Tony Katz Today his constituents in northeast Indiana want him to hold firm on getting sufficient funding for border security in the next spending plan and he wants President Trump to do the same.

“He’s back to where he’s been before,” Banks said of President Trump. “He’s demanding the five billion dollars and I stand with him on that. If he back tracks on this promise it could have a drastic impact on (him) moving forward and not in a good way.”

Banks warns that this is the last chance Congress has to get proper funding for border security to the President’s desk before Democrats retake control of the House on January 3rd.

“If we don’t get this right, we might be in the minority for a long time,” Banks added.

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