Trump Administration Diverts $3.8 Billion In Pentagon Funding To Border Wall

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Updated at 6:54 p.m. ET The Trump administration has notified Congress that it plans to divert $3.8 billion from the Defense Department's budget to build the border wall. This is in addition to more than $11 billion that's already been identified to construct more than 500 miles of new barriers along the southern U.S. border with Mexico. That includes money that Congress has appropriated and funding that was previously diverted from military construction and counternarcotic operations. The latest funding diversion takes $1.5 billion originally allocated for buying equipment for National Guard and Reserve units, such as trucks, generators and spare parts, as well as fighter jets and ships. This administration said the diversion of funds was in support...

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Trump Administration Diverts $3.8 Billion In Pentagon Funding To Border Wall

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