Behind the budget ‘gimmick’ that could help secure Trump’s border wall

And, OCO is key to understanding this year’s budget, the fight over the border wall and Mr. Trump’s national emergency declaration.

TRUMP RELEASES BUDGET SEEKING BILLIONS FOR BORDER WALL, WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR WELFARE PROGRAMS. Budgets are worth investing some time to cull through. A close reading of the budget helps one develop a sense of the policies and positions advocated by administrations.

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Trump overrules Congress with veto to protect border emergency declaration

Donald Trump has issued his first legislative veto since taking office, overruling Congress to protect his declaration of a national emergency to secure funds for a wall on the US border with Mexico.

In a statement, Pelosi said: “The House will once again act to protect our constitution and our democracy from the president’s emergency declaration by holding a vote to override his veto. House Republicans will have to choose between their partisan hypocrisy and their sacred oath to support and defend the constitution.”

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