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Pentagon directs another $1.5B to border wall construction

This is the latest move by President Donald Trump’s administration seemingly meant to circumvent Congress’ unwillingness to fund border wall construction, at least in the amounts that the president would like.

Since Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border and his quest to tap into at least $8 billion for wall construction, the Pentagon has now handed over $2.5 billion for wall projects and has started to prequalify contractors interested in bidding on $8 billion of future border work such as fencing, wall, patrol and access roads, lighting systems, access gates, levee walls, drainage and other improvements.

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