Since the president issued his first-ever veto to a bill sent to his desk, there has been a lot of speculation about the source of funds that might be tapped to construct the border barrier Trump has included in his border security package. The Defense Department has since identified $12.8 billion in possible funding that it could use to fulfill President Trump’s call for a border wall. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., released the 20-page spreadsheet on Twitter Monday night, and below is a screenshot of the spreadsheet you’ll see if you follow the above link.
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Trump last month declared a national emergency at the border, and said he wants to use $3.6 billion for border wall projects. The Pentagon’s list said it has found possible funding sources that are “in excess of the amount needed.”
But it’s not clear which projects the Defense Department will draw from. Some states that have been allocated big chunks of money that haven’t been spent could see a hit.
California, for example, was identified as having more than $700 million in unused Army and Navy military construction that could be used. Hawaii has more than $400 million that could be used.
More than $200 million in similar funding allocated for Hawaii, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Guam, Germany, Guam, and Guantanamo Bay Cuba are also on the list.
Reed warned in his tweet that “military bases in your state could be negatively impacted” by Trump’s border emergency.
Trump Admin finally releases its list of at-risk #milcon projects that could be put on the chopping block in order to divert billions to pay for Trump’s ineffective #borderwall. Take a look – military bases in your state could be negatively impacted.
— Senator Jack Reed (@SenJackReed) March 18, 2019
Congress has passed a resolution to disapprove of Trump’s push for emergency funding, but Trump vetoed it, and lawmakers are not expected to have enough votes to override him. Opponents of Trump’s move are still hopeful that [a] court challenge might prevent Trump from spending the money.
Source: The Washington Examiner
I so enjoy it when President Trump dashes liberals’ plans. The thing that is so annoying is that they continue to stand in his way, proving time and time again that they favor illegals over Americans. We’re spending billions of dollars for illegal aliens’ (free to them) medical care, welfare programs, SNAP and food stamps, and the real kicker, income tax REFUNDS! They didn’t pay into the system, but they’re getting REFUNDS! Are you kidding me???
We need to be paying more attention to the needs of our own citizens. We have homeless veterans in desperate need of medical and psychiatric care to overcome the ravages of PTSD and wartime injuries. We literally have tons of opioids and the deadly painkiller Fentanyl coming across the border thanks to the cartels, and human traffickers exploiting women and children for perverts using them for their sexual gratification.
It’s time to bring all of that to an end, and NOW. The border wall is a significant first step to plug the hole in the dike. I think we can count on President Trump to authorize the use of as much of these funds as we need, and I believe other aspects of the program will be activated as soon as possible.
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