Big boost in VA funding could be halted by border wall funding fight

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Senate Majority whip john cornyn (R-Texas) echoed a similar sentiment, telling Politico that funding the wall "remains to be seen." "What I would like to see is a plan for how the money would be spent and a good faith discussion about what border security is really composed of," he said in an interview.

Of course, the southern border states – especially Texas – will get an extraordinary boost if congress approves trump’s plan for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Estimates for the cost of.

FILE – In this April 5, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Customs and border protection vehicle sits near the wall as President Donald Trump visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in El Centro, Calif. The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The supreme court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court’s five.

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By adhering to strict budget caps, Trump is signaling a fight ahead. The president has resisted big. wall led to a 35-day partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. Along with border.

The introduction of the wall’s military function is significant, especially in terms of funding it. More than half of the spending bill is dedicated to the military for a total of over $654 billion allotted to the Pentagon’s base budget and overseas counterinsurgency operations.

Newly emboldened Democrats, who will take over the House in January, are largely opposed to the funding, setting up the potential of a messy fight and a partial government shutdown. The border wall is the most controversial item on Congress’ year-end to-do list.

While the cuts are unlikely to become reality – Congress has rejected many of Trump’s previous requests – the budget is an important signal of the administration’s priorities and suggests a major.

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court’s five.