Trump Gets Money From Pentagon for Border Wall

  • 2019-05-10
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Gets Money From Pentagon for Border Wall
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from Washington D.C, United States [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
 
President Trump's southern border wall just got more good news. The Pentagon has reportedly found an additional $1.5 billion in funding for the wall.

According to Fox News:

The Pentagon has approved a plan to spend an additional $1.5 billion to build 80 more miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News Friday.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved the re-allocation of funds, which were originally earmarked for support of Afghan security forces and other projects, to help pay for the wall along the southern border.

"Today, I authorized the transfer of $1.5 billion toward the construction of more than 80 miles of border barrier," he said. "The funds were drawn from a variety of sources, including cost savings, programmatic changes, and revised requirements, and therefore will have minimal impact on force readiness."

In March, Shanahan approved the first transfer of Defense Department dollars and redirected $1 billion to help build nearly 60 miles of wall in Yuma, Ariz. and El Paso, Texas.

President Trump's new pick for Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who is acting Secretary of Defense says that he plans to visit the border on Saturday and is committed to helping secure the border.

 Source: TTN

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