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

By Gregg Re | Fox News

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.

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.

Trump invoked the emergency declaration last month after Congress denied his request for $5.7 billion. Instead, Congress approved nearly $1.4 billion for the border barriers, far less than he wanted.


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?? This makes absolutely no sense. We went through a shut down/show down and he signed a very bad bill. He declared a national emergency which states are suing him for.  No way is this Congress going to give him money.  Does he really think they will have a change of heart or does he now believe the people will make demands?  I'm not seeing his strategy here.  What's the purpose of the emergency declaration as nothing is happening???
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