The Latest: Trump 2020 budget seeks $8.6B for wall

The Latest: Trump 2020 budget seeks $8.6B for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s proposed 2020 budget (all times local):

8:25 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s budget chief confirms that the president will ask Congress for $8.6 billion for his proposed wall along the U.S. border with Mexico as part of his 2020 budget proposal.

Russ Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, says the “the border situation is deteriorating by the day” with “record numbers of apprehensions.” The $8.6 billion is in addition to the billions of dollars Trump seeks to secure for the wall through the national emergency at the border he declared last month.

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