White House Budget Proposal Includes $8.6 Billion For Border Barrier

Setting up another showdown as Democrats refuse to secure the southern border from invasion

Trump to request $8.6B in wall funding in ‘tough’ budget request, setting up congressional showdown

President Trump will soon formally seek a total of $8.6 billion in new border wall funding from Congress as part of the White House’s upcoming budget proposal for the next fiscal year, three sources close to the budget process tell Fox News, although the aggressive request faces all-but-certain rejection in Congress amid a growing crisis at the southern border.

The budget is also expected to seek money to establish the Space Force as a new branch of the military, and to sharply curb spending on domestic safety-net programs. The outline includes a total of $2.7 trillion in nondefense spending cuts and the administration says its proposals would put the federal government on track to balance the budget by 2034.

“In the last two years, President Trump and this Administration have prioritized reining in reckless Washington spending. The Budget that we have presented to Congress and the American people … embodies fiscal responsibility, and takes aim at Washington’s waste, fraud, and abuse,” said Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russ Vought said in a statement Sunday night. Our national debt nearly doubled under the previous Administration and now stands at more than $22 trillion. This Budget shows that we can return to fiscal sanity without halting our economic resurgence while continuing to invest in critical priorities.”

According to the sources, Trump will look to secure $5 billion from Congress, plus $3.6 billion from the military construction budget, for the fiscal year 2020. The request is coming on top of the $8.1 billion Trump already has access to, which includes money he’s trying to shift from military accounts after declaring a national emergency.

Will the GOP stand strong on the border barrier this time, or get squishy? And what will Democrats attempt to do with the budget for their pet beliefs? How much will they add? Will Democrats realize that their intransigence on the border will give Trump tons of material to bludgeon them with?

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One Response to “White House Budget Proposal Includes $8.6 Billion For Border Barrier”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    No more budgets. The Democrats have no use for them. They demand the show trials that arguing over a Continuing Resolution gives them, plus in a CR the amounts are always, “keep whatever you had last year”, so there is no fighting or visibility on previously hard-won pork.

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