The Pentagon identified approximately $12.8 billion that can used to finance President Trump’s proposed border wall this week; setting the stage for a legal showdown with Congress over his “national emergency” declaration.
Sen. Jack Reed posted the Department of Defense’s findings on social media Monday night; stating “For comprehensiveness, attached is a complete pool of all projects that were unawarded as of December 31, 2018. Once the above criteria is applied, the pool has a total value that is in excess of the amount needed to source potential section 2808 projects. The appearance of any project within the pool does not mean that the project will, in fact, be used to source section 2808 projects.”
“The Pentagon’s list said it has found possible funding sources that are ‘in excess of the amount needed,’” reports the Washington Examiner. “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.”
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.