Pentagon Shifts $1B to Build 57 Miles of Trump’s Border Wall

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Published on April 1, 2019 - Duration: 01:12s

Pentagon Shifts $1B to Build 57 Miles of Trump’s Border Wall

The Pentagon shifted $1 billion towards President Trump's southern border wall construction.

Veuer's Justin Kircher has the story.

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Pentagon Shifts $1B to Build 57 Miles of Trump’s Border Wall

Another $1 billion has been earmarked for construction President Trump’s southern border wall.????????The Pentagon authorized the transfer of up to a billion dollars, which is expected to provide 57 miles of “pedestrian fencing” that is 18-feet high.????????In a letter, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the funds will block “up to 11 drug-smuggling corridors along the border”????????The statement also pointed out that the Defense Department has the authority to transfer the funds, citing a section of the U.S. code which says it can build infrastructure to deter drug-smuggling on the boundaries of the country.????????The news delighted Donald Trump Jr. who tweeted “Christmas came early this week.”????????According to CNN, every Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittees on Defense and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies…????????...signed their own letter objecting to the shifting of funds, saying the Pentagon did not first seek permission from the committees.????????President Trump’s emergency declaration was initially rejected by the House and the Senate…????????...but Trump issued his first veto to continue the march forward with building a border structure.????????A House vote to override Trump’s veto is expected this week but it is unlikely to gain the two-thirds majority to pass.????

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