‘We hope he learned his lesson,’ Pelosi says of report Trump wants $8.6B more for wall


‘We hope he learned his lesson,’ Pelosi says of report Trump wants $8.6B more for wall‘USA TODAYTrump Budget to Request $8.6 Billion in Additional Border Wall Funding‘The New York TimesTrump to request $8.6B in wall funding in ‘tough’ budget request, setting up congressional showdown‘Fox NewsTrump is trading short-term pain for long-term economic gain | TheHill‘The HillTrump to demand $8.6 billion in new wall funding, setting up fresh battle with Congress‘The Washington PostView full coverage on Google News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer warned the new request would suffer the same fate as the $5.7 billion demand.

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Eight prototypes of Donald Trump’s border wall between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico were demolished Wednesday. A large hydraulic jackhammer pounded the concrete and steel panels until the slabs fell into small clouds of dust. (Feb 26) AP

Congressional Democrats refused President Donald Trump’s newest request for border wall funding even before the White House officially made it.’

In response to media reports Sunday that the president plans to ask’Congress for an additional’$8.6 billion in funding for construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexican’border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.’ who recently refused to approve’$5.7 billion in border wall funding’despite a record 35-day government shutdown’ made it clear that they would not approve the money.’

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Trump Budget to Request $8.6 Billion in Additional Border Wall Funding

WASHINGTON ‘ President Trump will ask Congress on Monday for $8.6 billion in additional funding to build a wall along the United States border with Mexico, a person familiar with the details said on Sunday.

The request, which will come as part of Mr. Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal, is certain to reignite a conflict with Democrats that led to a record-long government shutdown this year. Mr. Trump had previously requested $5.7 billion to build a wall but was rebuffed by both Democrats and Republicans, who approved a spending bill that did not include the funding.

That resulted in Mr. Trump declaring a national emergency on the border with Mexico to access billions of dollars that Congress refused to give him to build a wall there.

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.

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Trump is trading short-term pain for long-term economic gain | TheHill

In 2018, the annual budget deficit increased by more than 16 percent from 2017 to $779 billion. That means that the public debt, which is the accumulation of all deficits, increased to more than $22 trillion.

The Democrats quickly pounced on this news to criticize Trump for his failed economic policies, especially the tax cuts.’

Trump to demand $8.6 billion in new wall funding, setting up fresh battle with Congress

President Trump on Monday will request at least $8.6’billion more in funding to build additional sections of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, setting up a fresh battle with Congress less than one month after he declared a national emergency.

In Trump’s annual budget request to Congress, he will request $5’billion in funding for the Department of Homeland Security to continue building sections of a wall, three people briefed on the request said. He will request an additional $3.6’billion for the Defense Department’s military construction budget to erect more sections of a wall.

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