Pentagon Finds $12.8 Billion for Trump's Wall
The president declared a national emergency at the border last month, asking for $3.6 billion for to extend physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Now, the Pentagon has found financial resources "in excess of the amount needed."
The Washington Examiner's Pete Kasperowicz reports:
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, and Guantanamo Bay Cuba are also on the list.
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) tweeted a warning saying 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