Text: H.R.32 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 32


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.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

Mr. Davidson of Ohio (for himself, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Norman, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Cloud, Mrs. Lesko, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Perry, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Massie, Mr. Budd, and Mr. Buck) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


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 “Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act of 2019”.

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:

§ 3344. Border wall trust fund.

“(a) Authority To receive gifts.—Notwithstanding section 3113, 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.

“(b) Trust fund.—Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary of the Treasury shall—

“(1) 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

“(2) create a publicly accessible website to receive such gifts.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of contents for chapter 33 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the following:


“3344. Border wall trust fund.”.