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Trump budget asks more than $200 bn for infrastructure, border security

The budget plan, which is viewed largely as suggestions by Congress, will likely draw criticism from conservatives who worry that Republicans are embracing deficit spending

Ginger Gibson | Reuters 

President Donald Trump will unveil his second budget on Monday, seeking to make good on his promise to bolster military spending and requesting funds for infrastructure, construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and opioid treatment programs. The budget plan, which is viewed largely as suggestions by Congress, which has the constitutional authority to decide spending levels, will likely draw criticism from conservatives who worry that Republicans are embracing deficit spending. The proposal will include $200 billion for infrastructure spending and more than $23 billion ...

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 20:29 IST
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