Trump Could Use Billions in Pentagon Funding for Border Wall

news.yahoo.com | 9/23/2019 | Staff
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The Trump administration is reportedly considering another plan to divert billions in dollars in military funding to pay for more border wall construction.

The White House is once again looking to divert $3.6 billion in military funds to pay for more wall construction on the U.S.-Mexico border, according senior administration officials who spoke to the Washington Post. The discussion comes just weeks after the White House took $3.6 billion in Department of Defense (DoD) funds for barrier projects.

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If the administration does not get the $5 billion in wall funding it requested via the Department of Homeland Security budget, officials are reportedly ready to once again reallocate money from the Pentagon construction budget. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives remains adamantly opposed to providing additional border funding, leaving President Donald Trump unlikely to win congressional approval.

The White House already tapped $3.6 billion from the DoD earlier this month, and is currently using that money to build 175 miles of border wall.

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Dipping into Pentagon funds allows Trump to circumvent a hostile Congress. If the administration moves forward with its plan, it will have reallocated a...
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