President Trump Budget Seeks Billions In Border Wall Money
By Bill Strange
March 11, 2019
The Democrat Party leadership in Congress does not appear to be on board with President Trump's coming request for funding for a border wall. The President plans to request $8,600,000,000 for border wall funding in his 2020 budget proposal. A joint statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that money would be better spent on education and infrastructure in the U.S. They also blamed Trump for causing chaos when he forced the government to shut down over border wall funding. Pelosi and Schumer say the shutdown ended when Trump admitted defeat and that they hope he learned his lesson.