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As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Monday, April 24 2017 Apr 24, 2017 April 24, 2017 7:13 AM April 24, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
PHOTO: Gleason Partners proposal for a solar powered border wall

WASHINGTON - With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments, And he'll do it while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown.

Trump approaches the symbolic 100-day mark for his administration this coming week juggling a renewed health care push and his demands that a must-pass government funding bill should include money for the wall.

The 100-day mark falls on Saturday, the same day government could shut down without a budget deal. Trump has announced a rally in Pennsylvania that day.

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