Mar 11 2019 Although the White House's budget request is merely a messaging document, President Donald Trump's posture will contribute to apprehension about a government shutdown. 6 billion to finish border wall before 2020 election The request, part of a budget offer that focuses on broad spending cuts, sparks new shutdown fears. 6 billion request for fiscal 2020 would allow the administration to complete all 722 miles, according to the administration official, who spoke on background. In the plan, the Trump administration will detail reforms to eliminate duplication and increase efficiency within federal agencies. President Trump's pursuit of additional border wall funding in his fiscal 2020 budget proposal will only lead to another government shut down, warned Democratic leaders on Sunday.