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House rebukes Trump on border wall, but he plans veto

The Democratic-controlled House made a second attempt Friday to overturn President Donald Trump’s use of emergency powers to raid military base projects such as schools and target ranges to pay …


Trump rebuked on military base project cuts, but veto looms

The Senate has passed a measure that blocks President Donald Trump from using emergency powers to raid the budget for construction projects on military bases as a way to pay …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 9 p.m.

Trump’s Senate Republican allies OK his $5B wall request

President Donald Trump’s Republican allies controlling the Senate are awarding him his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Washington sues Trump over transfer of $89M from Puget Sound Navy base to border wall

Washington sues Trump administration over the transfer of money for Navy construction project.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Trump finds backing from Senate GOP on border wall move

A Republican-controlled Senate committee approved a Pentagon funding bill on Thursday, rejecting Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump’s border wall request and his moves to pay for the project …


Schumer wants funds to go to fighting gun violence instead of to the border wall

The minority leader’s office cited plans that the Republican-led Senate Appropriations Committee was preparing to provide less funding for a variety of domestic programs including health and education in order …


Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Appeals court: Trump can’t use Pentagon cash for border wall

An appeals court has upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s ability to make good on a signature …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 12:16 a.m.

Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

A federal judge has prohibited President Donald Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority sections of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico.


Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove …


Federal judge blocks Trump from building wall with money secured under national emergency declaration

A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:37 p.m.

Democrats may fund parts of Trump’s $4.5B border request

Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump’s $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely …


Pentagon will shift an additional $1.5 billion to help fund Trump’s border wall

The Defense Department will reprogram an additional $1.5 billion originally designated for other U.S. military projects to help fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan said …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

White House wants $4.5 billion in emergency border funding

The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress for an additional $4.5 billion in emergency funds for the U.S.-Mexico border as the administration contends with a surge of Central American migrant …


Defense funds being used for Arizona, New Mexico border wall

The U.S. government is moving forward with plans to use military funds to build border barriers in Arizona and New Mexico.


Marc A. Thiessen: Yes, America needs walls. But the country is not ‘full.’

Our country is not full. Not by a long shot. The opposite is true. We need more immigrants, lots of them.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

A look at the state of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border

The White House has touted a two-mile stretch of fencing President Donald Trump visited Friday as the first section of his proposed border wall to be built.


Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan identified all of the projects that could possibly be affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to use emergency authorities to take up to $3.6 billion …


Senate rejection of Trump border emergency no longer certain

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to make it harder for Republicans to avoid an embarrassing Senate rebuff of President Donald Trump’s effort to steer billions of extra federal dollars …


Senate rejection of Trump border emergency no longer certain

The White House and Republican senators sought compromise Tuesday on limiting presidents’ powers to unilaterally declare national emergencies, as chances improved that President Donald Trump might avoid a long-expected rejection …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:51 a.m.

Trump’s record $4.7 trillion budget relies on strong growth

President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs …


Rand Paul says he will vote for measure blocking Trump’s emergency declaration, paving way for passage

Sen. Rand Paul is throwing his support behind a resolution that would block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, defying a …


Amid clouds of dust, border wall prototypes are demolished

A jackhammer reduced prototypes of President Donald Trump’s prized border wall into piles of rubble Wednesday, a quick ending to an experiment that turned into a spectacle at times.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Cathy McMorris Rodgers cast principled vote in opposing Trump’s emergency declaration

She’s not in leadership anymore, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers just put on a one-vote exhibition in how to lead. By example. By doing the hard thing, rather than merely saying …


Cynthia M. Allen: Our bumper sticker border wall debate

Whether they are on the left or the right of the border wall debate, most politicians are either unable or unwilling to confront the nuance involved in crafting and explaining …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

President Donald Trump faces another showdown with Congress next week over his proposed border wall.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks immigration and addresses concerns that sheriffs won’t enforce gun initiative

Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers stuck to her positions on immigration, the border wall and President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency during a Medical Lake town hall, saying …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump shouldn’t be forcing Republicans to choose fidelity to him or to the Constitution

If the goal is to build a border wall, then President Trump has made the wrong decision at every turn. In early 2018, Trump had the opportunity to secure $25 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

Disputes over President Donald Trump’s border wall and California’s bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation’s most populous state.