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Reuters first to report Trump to ask Congress for $8.6 billion for border wall

Reuters first to report Trump to ask Congress for $8.6 billion for border wall

Ahead of Donald Trump’s unveiling of his budget proposal, Reuters was first with the news the plan would include a request for $8.6 billion for a wall on the border with Mexico, a sum far exceeding what Congress was ready to allocate. The proposal comes on the heels of a bruising battle with Congress over wall funding that resulted in a five-week partial federal government shutdown that ended in January, and could touch off a sequel just ahead of a trifecta of ominous fiscal deadlines looming this fall.


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