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New Southern Wall Project Gets 1 Billion From The Pentagon

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Monday, the Pentagon told Congress that they have authorized 1 Billion Dollars to be transferred for new wall construction along the US- Mexico Border.

“In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the Pentagon is reprogramming the funds to build fencing along 11 drug-smuggling corridors,” said Mallory Shelbourne, a Navy and Marine reporter for the Hill.

PROMISE KEPT

CNN reported that Democrat Lawmakers objected. “Every Democratic senator on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittees on Defense and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies signed on to a letter written to acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan objecting to moving $1 billion in personnel funds to counter drug funds to go toward the wall,” they reported.

In opposition to the Pentagon transfer are, Sens. Patrick Leahy, D- VT; Dick Durbin, D-IL; Jack Reed, D-RI; Brian Schatz, D-HI; Jon Tester, D-MT; Patty Murray, D-WA; Chris Murphy, D-CT; Tammy Baldwin, D-WI; Dianne Feinstein, D-CA; and Tom Udall, D-UT.

OPPONENTS:

Department of Homeland Security says it needs help.

DOD authorizes.

 

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