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Trump's Budget Seeks Fraction of U.S.-Mexico Border-Wall Cost

  • Budget request of $1.6 billion is smaller than cost estimate
  • Request recognizes opposition from Republicans, Democrats
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Trump Budget With $3.6 Trillion in Cuts Hurts Supporters

Republicans and Democrats welcomed what they see as a scaled-back vision of one of President Donald Trump’s signature campaign promises: a “big, beautiful wall” on the 1,933-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump’s first full-year budget released Tuesday provides a $1.6 billion down payment for new and replacement sections of a wall. The president has estimated that completing the barrier would cost $8 billion to $12 billion, with many experts saying the actual cost would be far higher.