The Pentagon Just Found $12.8 Billion That Could Be Used To Fund Border Wall Construction

President Trump’s border wall may have just gotten a huge financial boost. The Pentagon has identified over $12 billion dollars which could be used to fund construction.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Pentagon finds $12.8 billion for Trump’s border wall

The Defense Department has 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.

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.”

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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.

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Using these funds would likely mean cuts would be made in other places.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports:

Pentagon: Millions could be cut from Ga. military projects to cover border wall

President Donald Trump could siphon upwards of $260 million from Georgia military construction projects to pay for a wall on the Southern border, according to a Pentagon estimate being circulated by Senate Democrats.

Funding for more than a half-dozen Army, Navy and Air Force projects from Albany to Augusta could be affected. That includes $99 million for a cyber instructional facility at Fort Gordon, nearly $31 million for a hangar at Moody Air Force base and more than $75 million for a combat vehicle warehouse and body repair shop at Albany’s Marine Corps Logistics Base.

It’s still unclear which specific projects the Trump administration will effectively delay to cover $3.6 billion in new border barrier, and not all of the projects on the Pentagon’s $12.9 billion list will ultimately be tapped for funding.

If recent history is any guide, Democrats will surely try to find a way to block this funding.

Trump should do whatever it takes to get it done.


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