City of Austin Won't Do Future Business with Border Wall Contractors

In a 10-1 vote, the Austin city council votes not to conduct business with any contractors who work on the future border wall


Austin, Texas, city council voted 10-1 not to conduct any city business with border wall contractors. Council Member Delia Garz said the city is "not supporting the current divisive efforts that encourage racism and discrimination that would isolate Austin from its cultural and economic partners."

The resolution applies to future contractors that work to extend the wall but not any contractors who may have done work on the existing border wall.

However, the Associated General Contractors of America says boycotts like these are violations of constitutional provisions that say federal lawas supersede those enacted by states and local governments.

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