Pentagon Authorizes $1 Billion for Mexico Border Wall

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Published on March 26, 2019 - Duration: 01:35s

Pentagon Authorizes $1 Billion for Mexico Border Wall

Pentagon Authorizes $1 Billion for Mexico Border Wall The money will fund 57 miles of fencing along the Mexican border, according to a Defense Department statement.

The funding will be used to block “up to 11 drug-smuggling corridors along the border.” Defense Department, via statement The funding effort was in support of the national emergency declared by President Trump on Feb.

15.

Trump issued the national emergency after Congress refused to allocate the $5.7 billion he wanted for the border wall.

The Trump administration plans to use about $8 billion to build barriers along the border, with $6.1 billion coming from Pentagon accounts.

The House is scheduled to vote on Trump's veto that would void the emergency declaration, but the vote does not appear to have enough support to succeed.

Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader, via Twitter

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