A top House Republican on Friday introduced a bill that would fully fund President Trump's wall on the U.S.-Mexico border with $23.4 billion for the project, including $5.5 billion for immediate use.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act would allocate $16 billion for physical barriers with the remaining money going toward personnel, technology, sensors, and other supplementary resources.

“President Trump’s election was a wakeup call to Washington. The American people want us to build the wall and enforce the law," the California Republican lawmaker said in a statement Friday afternoon.

If passed, the bill would give the Department of Homeland Security and its U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency all of the funding necessary to move on Trump's primary campaign promise.

To date, Congress has only given the Trump administration $1.6 billion for wall projects. Approximately 100 miles of new and replacement wall projects have been launched.

The legislation also states it addresses "loopholes" that Republicans have said entice people to illegally enter the country.

"For decades, America's inability to secure our borders and stop illegal immigration has encouraged millions to undertake a dangerous journey to come here in violation of our laws and created huge loopholes in the legal channels we use to welcome immigrants to our country," McCarthy said.

Although the bill enhances penalties for people caught unlawfully entering the U.S. after being deported and speeds up deportation procedures for illegal immigrants who have been convicted of criminal offenses while stateside, McCarthy's bill does not touch on the Flores settlement agreement and Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, which dictate the detainment and release of children and families.

GOP lawmakers have long referred to both populations as ones that take the most advantage in loopholes that allow for them to be released from federal law enforcement custody after initially being apprehended.

The bill does not state where appropriators would pull the money from. The bill is expected to move before the midterm elections next month.

Last month, Trump said he wanted to shut down the government to get border wall funding, but added it could be too risky before the election.

“We are getting the wall done, but I have so many people, good people, great people, they would rather not do it before, they would rather do it right after the election," Trump said during an interview in Montana on Sept. 6. "They don't want to do anything to upset the apple cart. And my inclination — if it was up to me, I'd shut down government over border security.”

"Most likely, I will not do that," he said.