February 9, 2018
The White House plans to request $3 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall on the Southern border in its upcoming budget, according to a senior administration official.
The White House budget will be released on Monday, despite Congress currently negotiating a two year spending agreement.
However, the requested funding will be used for 18-foot bollard fences, not structures similar to the new 30-foot prototype walls recently built in San Diego.
The estimated $3 billion boost in funding for the wall was described as a “downpayment” by an official briefing a small group of reporters.
Modern presidential budgets are seen as a political document, detailing a wish-list of how they would like to see Congress spend money.
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