A Wisconsin Republican congressman wants people to be able to donate money for a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border.
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman on Friday introduced The People’s Border Wall Fund Act.
Grothman’s goal is to create an account within the Department of the Treasury that would allow public donations to be used for the design, construction and maintenance of the border wall.
“For too long, illegal drugs, guns and criminals have poured over our unsecure Southern border,” Grothman said in a news release. “Concerned Wisconsinites frequently ask me if there is a way they can personally contribute to the funding of a border wall. As it stands now, there isn’t. That’s why I am proud to answer the call of Wisconsinites in the Sixth District and introduce this bill that will fulfill their request to strengthen national security.”
The campaign has raised nearly $19 million.