Trump Secures Huge Portion of Wall Money

  • 2019-03-07
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Secures Huge Portion of Wall Money
 
Reports are indicating that President Trump has secured a significant portion of the funding needed for a border wall.

According to The Daily Caller:

One hundred eleven miles of new or replacement wall is either being built or is in progress on the southern border after Trump’s first two years in office, an administration official tells The Daily Caller.

All told, the administration has secured funding for approximately 445 miles of the total 722 miles desired by the Trump administration, a Caller analysis finds. The analysis holds only if all national emergency and executive action funding is upheld in court challenges.

The administration official stressed that this figure constitutes only 18-foot bollard wall fencing or 32-foot levee wall fencing, which is the barrier that Trump has emphasized as necessary.

The wall accounting begins in Fiscal Year 2017 in which $341 million was obligated for replacement wall in California, New Mexico, and Texas. This money funds construction for 40 miles of new or replacement wall of which 37 miles is completed or in progress.

It still remains unclear whether what portions of the wall will be built and how the emergency declaration will play out.

 Source: TTN

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