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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 08:37 AM

In budget, Trump to ask Congress for $8.6 billion for border wall

Source: Reuters

POLITICS MARCH 10, 2019 / 7:16 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Exclusive: In budget, Trump to ask Congress for $8.6 billion for border wall

Roberta Rampton
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday will ask the U.S. Congress for an additional $8.6 billion to help pay for the wall he promised to build on the southern border with Mexico to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking, officials familiar with his 2020 budget request told Reuters.

The demand is more than six times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years, and 6 percent more than Trump has corralled by invoking emergency powers this year.

Democrats, who oppose the wall as unnecessary and immoral, control the U.S. House of Representatives, making it unlikely the Republican presidentís request will win congressional passage. Republicans control the Senate.

The proposal comes on the heels of a bruising battle with Congress over wall funding that resulted in a five-week partial federal government shutdown that ended in January, and could touch off a sequel just ahead of a trifecta of ominous fiscal deadlines looming this fall.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-wall-exclusive/exclusive-in-budget-trump-to-ask-congress-for-8-6-billion-for-border-wall-idUSKBN1QR0CW

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This budget request will obviously be dead on arrival in the House, but he's got to feed that red meat to his base.

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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 08:38 AM

1. Lol no chance.

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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 08:58 AM

2. How about solar panels and windmills along the border.

How much would that cost?

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