(CNN)Two of the top House Republicans said Tuesday that President Donald Trump remains firm on requesting $5 billion for border security as part of the upcoming year-end budget negotiations.
Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3 ranking House Republican, told reporters after a White House meeting that GOP lawmakers need to support Trump’s position and work to secure that level of funding.
“The President has been very clear that he needs $5 billion to properly secure the border,” he said. “We need to be there for him and make sure this gets signed.”