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Report: White House planning to divert additional $7.2B of military funds to border wall

January 15, 2020

There has already been reported pushback from lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, about reallocating military funds again, with some expressing disdain at the administration’s attempts to divert Congressional funding after the fact. In order to make whole the Defense Department’s construction budget, Congress would have to replenish it with more money, which didn’t happen after the $3.6 billion was diverted last year, so the military projects that the Pentagon said were deferred are now effectively canceled.

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