BUILD THAT WALL: Trump is EXPEDITING Wall Construction, Waiving Contracting Laws

(RightWingAmericans.com) – In a push to finally get that wall built, after years of Democrats standing in the way of the funding required to do it, President Donald Trump is reportedly waiving contracting laws to get the job done.

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that 10 laws relating to procurement regulations were being waived. These include rules that dictate the requirement of open competition, as well as the process of justifying selection and accepting bonding from contractors before construction begins. The Associated Press, reporting on the news, explained how relaxing the rules means that 177 more miles of wall will now be able to be built in Texas, Arizona, California, and New Mexico.

Take that, Nancy!

The rules mean that those who lost out on the contract will not be able to contest the decision.

Chad Wolf, acting Homeland Security secretary, is implementing the changes under the power granted to him by 2005 legislation.

Speaking to Fox News, Wolf explained, “We hope that will accelerate some of the construction that’s going along the southwest border.”

This isn’t the first time that waivers have been issued under President Trump, or other presidents for that matter. Under Trump, 16 waivers have been issued. Under President George W. Bush, five were issued. However, this would be the first time that waivers have been used on federal procurement rules.

In the past, waivers were usually used exclusively to remove the complications of environmental impact reviews. Wolf did explain that much of the waivers implemented this time were also targeted towards these reviews.

“Congress has given the department authority to waive a number of laws and regulations when it comes to building border barriers and border roads. The department has used that authority 21 times – mostly waiving environmental regulations and laws,” he said.

The Trump administration announced that, following the waivers, a further 94 miles of the wall should be completed by the end of 2020.

In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security explained:

“Under the president’s leadership, we are building more wall, faster than ever before.”

As Trump heads towards the November presidential race, he needs to prove that sufficient progress has been made on the wall. Building a barrier on the southern border has a key part of his 2016 campaign, and even with the prospect of electing a Democrat as president, some voters may not turn out to vote for the president if they feel he fell through on that key promise.

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63 thoughts on “BUILD THAT WALL: Trump is EXPEDITING Wall Construction, Waiving Contracting Laws

  1. With the possibility of a PANDEMIC. I suggest, withdrawing troops from abroad and SEALING the border—NO ENTRY ON AMERICAN SOIL. No medical testing—-just shut down all illegal border crossings period. Use DRONES with night vision to locate and turn back any invaders—well within Mexico. Any entrants at “legal points of entry” shall be held for “at least 21 days”—if any are infected an additional 21 day period—-while checking to see if they are even possible candidates for entry—to insure we are not allowing diseased people in.

    1. Active reservists report for 2 weeks active duty once a year at military installations all over the nation.. I did 3 years active reserve after my 4 year active duty obligation. For my 2 weeks I reported to NAS Key West. I emptied a few office trash cans . I hung around a Naval Air Station. I would have loved to do something productive. If I were given a radio , a spotlight and a section of border to watch and head quarters to report to, I would have enjoyed my 2 weeks active duty a lot more. No doubt many reservists feel the same way.

    2. I would say we just have to “SEAL” the borders. You can’t prove that any Mexican is “Legal”? Better safe than sorry. I don’t need one thing from Mexico. DO YOU? Mixing “Legal” entrants with “Illegals” would guarantee diseases would get thru. The is NO NEED to let anyone cross our borders until this “Possible” Pandemic has ended. Any doctor disagree?

    3. I LIKE THIS -ITS SPOT ON FOR WHAT WE NEED AT THE MOMENT. DEAR GOD HE HAS EVEN OUR BORDER PATROL WEARING GAS MASK BECAUSE OF THE INFECTED ILLEGALS THAT WERE COMING OVER. THEY ARE COMING TO WORK WITH A EXTRA CLOTHING TO CHANGE INTO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES . THE CHANGE AND SHOWER AT WORK THEN CHANGE INTO THE OTHER CLOTHES TO BE ABLE TO GO BACK HOME. THAT IS HOW TRUMP IS TRYNG TO PROTECT EVERYONE OF US. HE IS COVERING ALL ANGLES. AND THEN PELSOI DARES TO COMPLAIN ABOUT HER DISTRICT. —WELL WHAT DID SHE DO TO PROTECT THEM???? ITS THE IDIOTS THAT IS GOING TO COST US MORE PROBLEMS. WE HAVE TO OUT THINK THEM FOR SURE.!!

    4. That’s exactly what we need to do instead of a worthless useless antiquated wall. Drones and ground sensors to see illegals long before they reach the border

    5. Part of the wall already fell over in a wind storm. The election promise was that Mexico would foot the Bill, that’s not happening. We are paying billions of dollars for this wall which has already fallen over. Now the safety on construction will be worst then we have already. Somehow Trump is making money off the wall project. It could be he has part ownership in the contracting company. We never had hordes of people coming until Trump said we had them. THINK ABOUT IT

      1. If all the news you listen to is Fake News. then this comment is forgivable. IF you want MOST of the American People to take notice of your comments, then you have to know at least as much or more than they do. Real data not opinion might get FOX reader attention.

      2. I’ve got the cure all, first we build a wall around trumpzilla’s big mouth, then we arrest and fine and jail all companies CEO,s anybody that hires illegals like the Koch Bros that own that chicken shop in Mississippi guess what you go after the people that create the problem “AKA corporate America” you hold them accountable no more immigration problem, but a logical simple fix is to hard for the stupid moronic retarded RETARDicans to figure out that’s why you’re called retarded RETARDicans you’re to stupid to know anything you’re just NEANDERTHALS.

      3. A findoctrinated anatic spewing fake news that has not been reported. David would allow illegal migrants sucking some $160 annually on unearned benefits of our taxes, deadly addicting drug smuggling, dangerous criminal gangs, inhuman child/sex trafficking, exotic infectious diseases, probable sleeper cell terrorists.,

      4. David…you are such a hater…I bet you believe all that crap that Pelosi, Schumer and Schiff fill your pointy little head with don’t you? You love having all those illegals sneaking across the border and having us pay for everything. I bet you live in Mom’s basement and don’t pay any taxes huh…

        1. I bet you believe everything lying corrupt lawless disrespectful trump says. When are you people going to understand trump could care less about you He is so worried about the stock market crashing that he is downplaying the corona virus.

      5. It fell over in a wind storm becsuse the cement was just poured and did not have time to set up and no bracing had been installed while it was supposed to set up. Nothing wrong with the construction of the wall. Get your “facts” straight.

      6. It fell over in a wind storm becsuse the cement was just poured and did not have time to set up and no bracing had been installed while it was supposed to set up. Nothing wrong with the construction of the wall. Get your “facts” straight.

      7. It fell over in a wind storm becsuse the cement was just poured and did not have time to set up and no bracing had been installed while it was supposed to set up. Nothing wrong with the construction of the wall. Get your “facts” straight.

    6. Please put up the Tarra Block Wall This cheaper and has censors and can be moved PLEASE PRESIDENT TRUMP LOOK AT THIS WALL I am a patriot and my husband and Love You I HEARD THIS WAS BROUGHT UP TO YOU BUT YOU HAVE NOT LOOKED AT IT THIS TO ME WOULD BE THE BEST AND CHEAPER WALL PLEASE FOR AMERICANS LOOK AT THIS OPTION THIS IS FASTER AND CHEAPER WE NEED THIS THAMK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP

      1. George boy you’re not very paranoid are you? First fact no one from Mexico brought the virus to America. Second fact your supreme communist leader Trumpzilla let plane loads of infected people into America that were on vacation in China when the out break started. Third fact after landing in California they let them off the planes and people around them helping had no protective clothing or masks on no quarantine center nothing then spread them around America even sending them to Nebraska and who knows where else. So if anything it’s your supreme communist leader that’s willing to infect millions of Americans, but then again I’d expect nothing less from RETARDicans to use the virus as a weapon for population control. It might even help stop WHITTIE from being a minority which is freaking you WHITE SUPREMACISTS OUT.

      1. That’s exactly what we need to do instead of a worthless useless antiquated wall. Drones and ground sensors to see illegals long before they reach the border the wall is as stupid as your post

        1. Bo, whatever disease you have it certainly causes you to repeat yourself. It is a sure sign of onset dementia. For all,of us see your doctor and get the help you need.

  2. More power to you, Mr. President ! The wall needs to be there as soon as possible to keep America clean ! All of those people that are undermining and criticizing the many successes our President has accomplished in the very short time he has been in the office, should be ashamed of themselves and consider to move to another country, far away from the USA !
    May I suggest, that the entire cost of the rediculous impeachment attempt should be charged to the Democratic Party and their leaders, specifically to Nany Pelosi and Adam Schiff etc. etc.
    My best regards to President Donald Trump.

  3. Vote out all the crazy, loony dems, its the only way to take back our great country.Build that wall big and strong. I guess I am not shouting out as much as the crazy dems. Just think what President Trump could have done with 4 years of no dem meddling . God bless America

      1. Bo, I suggest you post your comments on CNN — because there is no substance to your comment worth even thinking about.

        1. why bother responding to liberal lunatics ? Let them rant on(like the clown car democrat candidate “show”). We already know they have been indoctrinated by CNN as well as the rest of the so called MSM..You accomplish nothing by engaging with low information,double digit IQ (at best) people who OBVIOUSLY hate America and refuse to see how sick and evil socialism/communism is..GOD bless America,and GOD bless President Trump..Have a nice day !

      2. Not so ! simple minded? The record will show President Trump has done more for the people of USA then any other President in history. Making America Strong and protecting the people from lost taxes ,wasted welfare dollars! And give away schools .free health care all on the tax payers? This is enough to turn America into a third world nation?

  4. One swamp keeps getting overlooked… the swamp they are creating in our skies, the genocide campaign of chemical spraying in our air, which falls on our water an food, and us. This must stop. Yes, Virginia, chamtrails are real!

    1. Stash, your comment is not in sync with the comment above. You see the word SWAMP and then go off into your own little “deranged” world. Ever read the story of Chicken Little -or the War of the Worlds. Read, don’t skim the Karl MARX Manefesto and see what Bernie is really offering you——
      SLAVERY within COMMUNIST POLITICAL VALUES.

  5. How come you are saying that the Democrats are “standing in the way” of building the wall? Weren’t we were told that Mexico would pay for it? We should send them the check or better still to the person who made that outlandish promise.

    1. The money saved that we won’t have to spend on more illegals will be many times more than the cost of walls along the entire Mexican border. Mexico will spend more on supporting the illegals who would have come here than the cost of the wall so in effect they are paying for the wall.

  6. THE WALL WILL BE BUILT IN ITS ENTIREITY !
    Way to go President Trump !
    Keep Making America Great and Safe !
    President Donald Trump in 2020 !

      1. Again Bo, short quick comments about your opinions are boring. Put some real data behind your comments. Fake news opinions do not count.
        Become a voter who in informed by real data not scared by fake informed opinions..

          1. OH OH OH BO I GOT THIS ONE.
            THE ONE AND ONLY THING TRUMPZILLA HAS DONE FOR AMERICA IS EXPOSE THE HATE AND RACISM FROM THE RADICALIZED RELIGIOUS RIGHT OF FREAKS AND FEAR MONGERS.

  7. I believe this objective comment is somewhat misguided. This/these contractors ARE NOT bidding on a new project where costs and schedule are estimates. They have ALREADY constructed many miles of “wall” and costs and performance times are well known. With the political climate as it is, the President has no choice but to proceed “balls to the wall” !!

  8. Build that wall. Stop all illegal crossings, Over eight years of no leadership, and not a plan since the Reagan years all this work falls on President Trump. He will get the job done! Make America safe and secure, Mister President. Incompetent Nancy has to go.

  9. The President started out right by banning certain flights from certain countries infected with the virus. You can be in China 8 hrs ago and on American soil in less than 12 thanks to international air travel. Air travel will spread a pandemic virus quickly to many many areas within 24 hours

  10. Can we trust Trump when it comes to major projects and expenditure? Mexico is supposed to pay for the wall so why are we raiding the taxes set aside for the military to pay for it? Likewise China is supposed to be paying the tariffs levied on their goods that we import, not true, American consumers are paying the tariffs through higher prices. The ‘tax cut’ billionaires enjoy is being paid by us, our children and grand children by blowing out the national deficit to a $trillion.
    When are we to get economic policy that is founded in fact and positive action.

    1. Mike as long as we have the RETARDican party controlling everything since at the very least 1980 you’ll never see anything but favoritism to the 1% that control everything, that’s why we’ve got 4 decades of wage stagnation, 4 decades of ever increasing costs for ever worsoning healthcare coverage, ever increasing taxes on the working poor, out of control federal debt, 4 decades of printing funny money, run away inflation, radical right wing socialism, corporate subsidies, over priced pharmaceuticals, and a propaganda agenda of misinformation and reverse psychology, tell them what they want to hear never tell the truth or admit fault, “AKA trumpzilla’s response to the Corona virus and market decline” blame it on somebody else never accept responsibility, the sheep and cult followers will always accept and believe the lies you fill their heads with “AKA BRAINWASHING”.
      Watching today’s radical Trumpzilla fanatic supporters is like seeing Hitler’s rise to power or the Jim Jones cult commit Kool- Aid suicide, stay tuned for more craziness to come the RETARDican party is not going to throw away 4 decades of negative accomplishments the worst is yet to come.

  11. Yes build that wall. Also build a wall wherever they are coming in. Keep them out by any means necessary. We had a lot
    of Mexicans come to Indiana to work in the muck fields when I was younger but we did not have anything going on like we
    are having now. Everyone I knew remained there and were good hard working people. Have the leaders changed or did we
    only get the good ones to come to our area?

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