Monday, March 11, 2019

ANOTHER SHOWDOWN? President Trump plans to ask for another $8.6B to fund border wall

President Trump will ask Congress for $8.6 billion in the budget he’ll introduce on Monday to help pay for the wall he has demanded be built on the southern border, according to a report on Sunday.
Trump has been battling with Congress over the wall – a signature issue of his 2016 campaign – and has declared a national emergency at the border so he can divert money from other sources to pay for it.
But the declaration has been blocked in the House, and the Senate must vote on it this week.
The budget proposal “gives the president the ability to say he has fulfilled his commitment to gain operational control of the southwest border,” an administration official told Reuters.
“We have provided the course of action, the strategy and the request to finish the job. It’s a question of, will Congress allow us to finish the job,” another administration official said.
Asked whether the $8.6 billion request would set up another fight with Congress during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said “I suppose there will be.”
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