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Trump Just Suffered an Embarrassing Defeat on the Wall. This Republican Tried to Stop It

Trump Just Suffered an Embarrassing Defeat on the Wall. This Republican Tried to Stop ItUtah Sen. Mike Lee arguably worked harder than the White House to forestall Thursday's embarrassing defeat on emergency powers.



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Trump news: President demands billions for border wall as Pelosi says he 'isn't worth' impeaching

Trump news: President demands billions for border wall as Pelosi says he 'isn't worth' impeachingDonald Trump will reportedly ask Congress for $ 8.6bn (£6.6bn) to build his southern border wall on Monday under proposals for his 2020 fiscal budget, a $ 3bn (£2.3bn) increase on his last estimate for the job. The White House is proposing $ 2.7trn (£2trn) in spending cuts for the year beginning 1 October, a reduction of 5 percent across all non-defence agencies while military funding is boosted to $ 750bn (£577bn). Senior Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer were quick to shoot down the proposals, saying the president had “hurt millions of Americans and caused widespread chaos” with the recent 35-day government shutdown and warning: “Congress refused to fund his wall and he was forced to admit defeat and reopen the government.



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Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for border wall

Trump to seek another $  8.6 billion for border wallUS President Donald Trump is seeking $ 8.6 billion in fresh funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, likely triggering another fight with Congress. The 2020 budget request, which is set to be formally unveiled Monday, would far exceed the $ 5.7 billion Trump demanded last year. Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer decried the move, warning Trump that another legislative defeat would await him.



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Trump’s 2020 Budget Asks Congress for $8.6 Billion for Border Wall

Trump’s 2020 Budget Asks Congress for $  8.6 Billion for Border WallPresident Trump released his $ 4.7 trillion 2020 budget proposal to Congress Monday, requesting $ 8.6 billion for border security.The plan includes funding for 722 miles of wall at the southern border, an issue that caused a record 35-day partial government shutdown beginning just before Christmas. In that fight, Trump requested $ 5.7 billion to build the wall, while Democrats refused to approve more than $ 1.6 billion for non-wall border security. Trump eventually relented, signing a bill with only $ 1.4 billion for barriers at the border and declaring a national emergency to appropriate billions more for wall construction.The new proposal would boost defense spending to $ 750 billion, $ 34 billion more than was allotted in the 2019 budget, and cut spending on non-defense programs  to $ 567 billion, down $ 30 billion from the 2019 budget. It would also set aside $ 200 billion for new infrastructure projects nationwide.The budget is seen as an important early sign of the Trump's priorities as he heads into his 2020 reelection campaign, but it is expected to fall flat in the Democrat-controlled House, and to face fierce opposition from Democrats in both chambers of Congress.In a joint statement, House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer panned the president's plan as a non-starter. “President Trump hurt millions of Americans and caused widespread chaos when he recklessly shut down the government to try to get his expensive and ineffective wall, which he promised would be paid for by Mexico,” they wrote. “Congress refused to fund his wall and he was forced to admit defeat and reopen the government. The same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again. We hope he learned his lesson.”



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Donald Trump expected to ask Congress for extra $8.6 billion for border wall in budget

Donald Trump expected to ask Congress for extra $  8.6 billion for border wall in budgetDonald Trump is on Monday expected to request an extra $ 8.6 billion (£6.6 billion) to fund his border wall with Mexico, setting the scene for another showdown with Democrats as he continues to attempt to fulfill his signature campaign pledge. The US president will reportedly ask Congress for the extra money when he unveils his 2020 federal budget blueprint.  If approved, the money would be in addition to the $ 8 billion he has already secured, in part, by declaring a national emergency on the border. According to the Washington Post, the president is seeking $ 5 billion in funding for the Department of Homeland Security to continue building sections of the structure and another $ 3.6 billion for the Defence Department’s military construction budget. Funds would also be allocated to hire more than 2,800 law enforcement and support personnel for the agencies, and 100 immigration judge teams. Donald Trump has made the wall with the Mexican border a priority Credit: REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo To balance the books, Mr Trump will propose slashing domestic and international programmes including foreign aid, environmental protection and transportation, according to various American news outlets. Larry Kudlow, the president's top economic adviser, revealed on Sunday that the US leader wanted to see a five per cent cut on all domestic spending. Asked whether another budget battle was on the horizon, he said: “I suppose there will be. I would just say that the whole issue of the wall, of border security, is of paramount importance. We have a crisis down there. I think the president has made that case very effectively.  "It will be a tough budget… (Trump) is going to stay with his wall. He’s going to stay with the border security theme. I think it’s essential." At a glance | Donald Trump’s border wall The news comes just weeks after the end of the longest government shutdown in history after Mr Trump asked for $ 5 billion for the wall. The Democrats blocking the public spending, believing the wall to be as an unnecessary and immoral. Mr Trump managed to get the money by sequestering it from budgets from other departments.   Congress has until September to agree a new budget deal, but with Democrats controlling the House of Representatives, it seems inconceivable that Mr Trump's request will be met, sparking the potential for another lengthy shutdown as America gears up for the 2020 election. Mr Trump has pledged to build or replace 722 miles of barrier along the border to stem the flow of illegal immigration, which in total is estimated to cost about $ 18 billion. So far, only 111 miles have been built or are underway. An anonymous administration source told Reuters: “It (the budget proposal) gives the president the ability to say he has fulfilled his commitment to gain operational control of the southwest border. “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.” a second administration official said.



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'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 wallHouse 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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Trump to Seek $8.6 Billion for Wall, Set Up New Budget Fight

Trump to Seek $  8.6 Billion for Wall, Set Up New Budget FightThe president’s proposal asks for an additional $ 5 billion in funding for the Department of Homeland Security and $ 3.6 billion in new military construction funds, plus an additional $ 3.6 billion to replace previously appropriated funding that Trump wants to use for the wall, according to a senior administration official, who requested anonymity to discuss the plan ahead of its release. The request is in addition to the funds that Trump is hoping to allocate through executive action after declaring a national emergency in February over the situation on the border, a move likely to tee up a new battle with Congress.



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AP source: Trump to seek money for border wall, Space Force

AP source: Trump to seek money for border wall, Space ForceWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said.



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Trump to demand extra $3bn for border wall from congress, White House officials reveal

Trump to demand extra $  3bn for border wall from congress, White House officials revealDonald Trump plans on asking congress for $ 8.6bn (£6.6bn) to build a wall on the US southern border in 2020, a figure that far surpasses previous allocations for the project, according to reports. The president’s new demand is six times what was allocated earlier this year for the wall, and six per cent more than what he has sought to reallocate with his emergency declaration. “It gives the president the ability to say he has fulfilled his commitment to gain operational control of the southwest border,” one administration official told Reuters.



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Wall Street's new dress code raises question: What to wear?

Wall Street's new dress code raises question: What to wear?NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs pinned a poll to its Twitter account asking what its employees should wear to work now that the investment bank has relaxed its dress code.



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