Trump's 2020 Budget Includes $8.6 Billion for Border Wall

13 March, 2019, 00:12 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • A man fishes from a break wall on the shores of Lake Erie Monday Oct. 16 2017 in Cleveland. President Donald Trump is calling for severe cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Reuters first reported the $8.6 billion figure.

"I suppose there will be", he said.

"We are the only major OECD economy that is significantly adding debt right now in good economic times", said Riedl. This is exactly what Trump wants.

Trump re-opens plans for repealing "Obamacare", imposing work requirements for those receiving government aid and slashing the Environmental Protection Agency by about a third - all ideas Congress has rejected in the past.

Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took the step Monday of releasing a joint statement just to address Trump's new request for more money for his wall. "We hope he learned his lesson". The White House budget office explains the president's budget includes spending cuts valued at $2.7 trillion.

The budget proposes $200 billion toward infrastructure, much lower than the $1 trillion plan Trump once envisioned, but does not lay out a sweeping new plan.

Trump rejected a bipartisan funding agreement in late 2018 because it didn't include enough wall funding, leading to a 35-day federal government shutdown.

In addition to $8.6 billion more for the border wall, the plan would fund 5,000 new Border Patrol Agents, allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement to add 10,000 officers and investigators and expand detention centers, according to the White House budget office. A research review published in February by The Wallace Foundation found more than 60 after-school programs meet the most rigorous evidence standards of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, and many others nationwide are ESSA criteria as well.

A resolution opposing the emergency declaration quickly passed in the House, and the Republican-controlled Senate is poised to vote on that resolution this week.

Congress largely ignored previous Trump budgets, even when Republicans were in full control. The White House identified priorities as, "strategic competition with Russian Federation and China, countering rogue regimes such as North Korea and Iran, defeating terrorist threats, and consolidating gains in Iraq and Afghanistan". Without an increase in the limit, the US government would risk a default, which would shock the world economy.


The demand, part of the administration's budget request for fiscal year 2020, is more than six times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years and slightly more than Trump has corralled by invoking emergency powers this year. "Instead of investing in OH communities so they can grow and create jobs, President Trump is asking Ohioans to pay for tax cuts for millionaires by gutting Great Lakes programs and eliminating economic development efforts".

President Donald Trump's "I LOVE YOU!" tweet to farmers is facing another challenge: budget cuts that will slash subsidies for crop insurance and small growers. He said the economic policies it contains would "generate more than enough revenue to pay" for tax cuts passed on Trump's watch.

Since becoming president, Trump has changed his description of how the wall would be financed, at first saying Mexico would eventually pay the USA government back, and later scrapping any mention of Mexico sending money to the United States.

Texas Border Patrol and Texas state troopers detaining aliens after they came over to the United States from Mexico in the Texas area near Hidalgo, Texas, on May 30, 2017. The federal budget deficit is ballooning on Trump's watch and few in Washington seem to care.

"He's going to stay with his wall, and he's going to stay with the border security theme", Kudlow said on Fox News Sunday.

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", their statement said.

But Trump's own budget calculations show that reducing taxes and making heavy cuts to domestic programs doesn't balance the budget (at least not for 15 years and not without some big assumptions).

Medicaid is a health-care program for low-income and disabled Americans, run jointly by states and the federal government.

The plan sticks to budget caps that both parties have routinely broken in recent years.

The budget also requests $700 million for school safety measures from multiple agencies, including the Education Department, the Justice Department and Health and Human Services.

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