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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5876

 To allow the Secretary of the Treasury to accept public donations to 
  fund the construction of a barrier on the border between the United 
               States and Mexico, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 18, 2018

  Mrs. Black introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
  Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on 
   Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
  Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall 
           within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
 To allow the Secretary of the Treasury to accept public donations to 
  fund the construction of a barrier on the border between the United 
               States and Mexico, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Border Wall Trust Fund Act''.

SEC. 2. BORDER WALL TRUST FUND.

    (a) Border Wall Trust Fund.--At the end of subchapter III of 
chapter 33 of title 31, United States Code, insert the following:
``Sec. 3344. Border wall trust fund.
    ``(a) In General.--
            ``(1) Receive gifts.--Notwithstanding section 3113 of title 
        31, the Secretary of the Treasury may accept for the Government 
        a gift of money on the condition that it be used to plan, 
        design, construct, or maintain a barrier along the 
        international border between the United States and Mexico.
            ``(2) Trust fund.--Not later than 60 days after the date of 
        enactment of this section, the Secretary of the Treasury 
        shall--
                    ``(A) establish an account, to be known as the 
                `Border Wall Trust Fund', into which money received as 
                gifts under this section shall be deposited; and
                    ``(B) create a publicly accessible website to 
                receive such gifts.
            ``(3) Appropriation.--Money deposited in the Border Wall 
        Trust Fund is appropriated to the Secretary of Homeland 
        Security and may be expended to plan, design, construct, or 
        maintain a barrier along the international border between the 
        United States and Mexico. Such funds may not be used for any 
        other purpose.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents for such chapter is 
amended by inserting at the end the following:

``3344. Border Wall Trust Fund.''.

SEC. 3. COMMEMORATIVE DISPLAY.

    (a) Construction.--The Secretary of Homeland Security shall, at a 
time determined by the Secretary and in a manner consistent with the 
security mission of the border barrier, provide for a commemorative 
display as an integrated part of the barrier under section 3344 of such 
title, as enacted by section 2, recognizing individuals who contributed 
to the Border Wall Trust Fund.
    (b) Length.--The display described in subsection (a) shall be one 
mile in length, unless the Secretary determines that length to be 
impracticable, in which case it shall be as close to that length as the 
Secretary determines practicable consistent with the security mission 
of such barrier.
    (c) Designation of Funds.--The Secretary of the Treasury shall 
provide a process by which a donor may designate the donation of that 
donor to fund construction of the commemorative display under this 
section.
    (d) Notification to the Public.--The Secretary of the Treasury 
shall display on the website described in section 3344(a)(2) of such 
title, as enacted by section 2, the following:
            (1) A total estimated cost for the commemorative display.
            (2) A notification that donations to the Border Wall Trust 
        Fund not designated under subsection (c) will be used 
        exclusively to plan, design, construct, or maintain a barrier 
        along the international border between the United States and 
        Mexico.
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