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Trump’s budget seeks additional $8.6B border wall funds, to exceed $16B total

In the 2020 budget, the president also made good on a promise he reportedly made earlier this month to Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Majority Leader from Kentucky. The $3.8 billion budget request for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) construction and maintenance projects includes $1.2 billion for the replacement of the Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and for construction of other medical facilities, seismic retrofits and expansions of VA cemeteries. The president has also requested almost $400 million for renovations of VA offices and existing patient care facilities and another $1.2 billion for maintenance and modernization of medical space.

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