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Defense Secretary Mark Esper began notifying lawmakers which projects will be canceled in their districts. “It is a slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
The vote means the administration can continue to spend billions of dollars to construct a Southwest border wall. The fight shifts to federal court, where several states sued to block the president.
The money nearly doubles the $1.3 billion Congress authorized for border wall funding — a move made possible after President Trump declared a national emergency.
“The Big Story” brings together journalists who are covering the big stories in the news today: heroin, climate change, the border wall, California wildfires, the Mueller investigation, the Rohingya refugee crisis and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Presentations on heroin and the border wall will be presented by teams who won 2018 Pulitzer Prizes for their… Read More
President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal, released on Monday, calls for $8.6 billion in new border wall funding, along with increased military spending and deep cuts to domestic programs.
Congressional leaders are prepared to vote Thursday on a $333 billion bipartisan spending package to avoid the threat of a partial government shutdown.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some lawmakers in drug-ravaged West Virginia want to pitch in millions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP-led House of Delegates issued a statement Monday that a bill planned by three delegates would divert $10 million from West Virginia’s current $186 million budget surplus… Read More
The Army Corps of Engineers has been asked to identify projects that could be canceled or delayed so that funds could be redirected to build a border wall, congressional and Pentagon sources say.
The president is traveling to a Border Patrol station in Texas, as the partial shutdown enters its 20th day. The trip comes a day after the president walked out on a meeting with Democrats.
With a proposed government funding bill not putting money into President Trump’s border wall, he’s now talking about different ways to complete his long-promised project.