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Three quarters of GOP lawmakers against border wall

border wallLess than a quarter of Republicans in Congress actually voice support funding for President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a new survey by USA Today said Wednesday.

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The USA Today poll asked all members of Congress if they approved an initial $1.6 billion in funding to begin construction of a wall.

According to the survey, only 69 of 292 GOP legislators responded that they approve of the plan.

Three - Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M.; and Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas - said they oppose it. The rest didn't directly answer the question, or simply didn't respond.

USA Today said the survey was conducted by contacting all House and Senate offices.

Funding to begin construction of a wall was included in a national security spending package that included $658 billion for the Defense Department and $78 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs. It passed the House in July.

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