• Senate Dems Want to Force Vote to Stop Border Emergency

    Senate Dems Want to Force Vote to Stop Border Emergency0

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other top Senate Democrats said they intend to force another floor vote to reverse President Donald Trump’s border-related national emergency declaration and stop the diversion of more DOD funding to pay for a border wall. “Last time Pres. Trump raided money from military construction for his border wall:

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  • Trump Wants to Move Another $7B from DOD to Border Wall

    Trump Wants to Move Another $7B from DOD to Border Wall0

    The Trump administration is considering moving another $7.2 billion from Pentagon funds to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Washington Post reported. About half of it would come from counterdrug programs, and the other half from military construction funding, the Post reported. President Trump shifted a similar amount from last year’s military construction

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  • Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Using MILCON Funds for Wall

    Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Using MILCON Funds for Wall0

    Another court has ruled on the Trump administration’s plan to move $3.6 billion from military construction projects to southern border wall construction. The Wednesday night ruling from a federal court in Louisiana reverses a previous court’s ruling that diverting the funds is unconstitutional. The appeals process is still ongoing. Customs and Border Protection photo by

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  • Spending Bill Doesn’t Backfill MilCon Projects Delayed for Wall

    Spending Bill Doesn’t Backfill MilCon Projects Delayed for Wall0

    The negotiated spending deal Congress is expected to pass this week does not restore $3.6 billion in funding the Trump administration moved from military construction projects to a border wall construction account. Democrats said almost all of that money has not been spent and can still fund the intended construction projects. “If the president chooses

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  • Appropriations on Fast Track Before Friday Deadline

    Appropriations on Fast Track Before Friday Deadline0

    Congressional leaders may formally announce their negotiated spending bills Monday, and the House could vote on the bills in two bundles, known as “minibuses,” as early as Tuesday. That would leave just a few days for the Senate to pass – and the President to sign – all 12 appropriations bills before current spending runs

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  • Judge Rules Administration Can’t Use MILCON Money for Wall

    Judge Rules Administration Can’t Use MILCON Money for Wall0

    A federal judge issued a permanent injunction Tuesday night to stop the Trump administration from moving $3.6 billion from the military construction budget to pay for border wall construction. The same judge in Texas had temporarily halted the construction funding in October, but Tuesday’s ruling made it a nationwide block. President Donald Trump has said

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