White House To Ask For Less Money To Build Border Wall
WHITE HOUSE IS SET TO ASK FOR LESS BORDER WALL FUNDING IN NEW BUDGET
(CNN) – The White House is set to ask Congress for less border-wall funding.
A budget proposal, expected to be released this week, only asks for $2 billion for the construction of a wall.
Last year, the White House asked for $5 billion, which it did not get from Congress.
Funding for the border wall has been a major sticking point between the administration and Congress.
In 2018, president Donald Trump allowed the government to shut down for a historically long impasse that did not yield him the requested money for his wall.