Senators Skeptical of Trumps 750 Billion Defense Budget

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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan took the case for a $750 billion defense budget to the Senate on Thursday amid charges that the White House proposal is rife with spending gimmicks and controversial plans to build the southern border wall. Shanahan also was repeatedly challenged on the diversion of as much as $6. 2 billion from military construction projects to the border wall. The $750 billion for defense part of Trumps overall $4. US President Donald Trump says he is prepared to use his veto power to push ahead with funding for a wall on the US Mexico border. apthe senate vote on thursday represented the strongest display of defiance to trumps agenda by republican politicians since trump entered the white house two years ago. He had been working with Lee on legislation relating to national emergency powers which hit a roadblock when Trump rejected the deal

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