Posted on February 10, 2020

Trump to Ask for $2B for Border Wall

Rebecca Klar, The Hill, February 9, 2020

The Trump administration plans to ask for $2 billion in new border wall construction funding, senior administration officials confirmed.


The $2 billion request is far less than the amount the White House sought for border wall funding last year, when the Trump administration asked for $5 billion for the wall on top of $3.6 billion to replenish funding for military construction projects the administration shifted for border wall construction.


The smaller request reflects that the administration needs fewer resources to build Trump’s proposed border wall with the Mexican border, as it has met its funding goals by shifting money from the military toward construction.

All in all, the official noted, the White House has racked up $18 billion in funding for the wall, which they estimated was enough for 1,000 miles, though only 100 have been built.