Friday, May 26, 2017

After Caving on Wall Funding in April and Promising Funding in 2018 Budget .. GUESS WHAT?

It still isn't there AS PROMISED:
President Trump is attempting to secure funding for the wall that was among his signature campaign promises, but the funding request is much lower than anticipated.
Dallas News reports that Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney said in March that $4.1 billion was needed in the upcoming budget to pay for construction of the wall. The number submitted in Trump's recent budget proposal is ... $1.6 billion.
When Trump signed a stopgap spending bill to fund the federal government through September, there was $1.5 billion included to fund updates for border security but nothing to pay for construction of the wall. Mulvaney at the time brushed it off and declared that $2.6 billion would be included in the next budget proposal.
The latest budget proposal even falls short of that number. When pressed about it on Tuesday, Mulvaney brushed it aside by touting the $2.6 billion allocated in the budget for border security in general. But not all of it is headed toward constructing the wall.
Read the rest of the story HERE and follow links to related stories below:

White House Budget Thin On Support For Border Wall

Trump's Budget Seeks Fraction of U.S.-Mexico Border-Wall Cost

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