Senate GOP unable to pass bill blocking Biden administration border wall executive order

FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2021 file photo, Joe Biden signed his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Six of Biden’s 17 first day executive orders dealt with immigration, such as halting work on a border wall in Mexico. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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UPDATED 3:53 PM PT – Friday, February 5, 2021

The Senate failed to pass a bill protecting construction of the southern border wall.

ESPERANZA, TEXAS – JANUARY 15: The border wall is seen on January 15, 2019 in Esperanza, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In a 50-50 tie vote on Thursday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) joined Democrats in blocking efforts by fellow Republican Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to stop the cancellation of border wall construction.

However, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) sided with Republicans on the bill. The tie essentially tabled the measure.

This came as the Biden administration signed an executive order ending development of the border wall.

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