• Court Cases Weighing Defense, Treasury Funds for Border Construction

    Court Cases Weighing Defense, Treasury Funds for Border Construction0

    A federal judge in Oakland, Calif., considered arguments in two cases Friday seeking to block President Donald Trump from directing DOD and Treasury funds toward construction of a southern border barrier, the Associated Press reported. One lawsuit was filed by California and 19 other states, and a coalition of environmental and civil rights organizations filed

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  • Shanahan Approves $1.5B in Military Funds for Southern Border

    Shanahan Approves $1.5B in Military Funds for Southern Border0

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved transferring $1.5 billion from Pentagon accounts Friday for barrier construction along the southern border, The Hill reported. “Today we reprogrammed $1.5 billion toward the construction of more than 120 miles of border barrier without impacting readiness,” Shanahan said in a statement. “The funds were culled from a variety of sources,

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  • House Lawyers File Motion to Stop Milcon Funds from Going to Border Wall

    House Lawyers File Motion to Stop Milcon Funds from Going to Border Wall0

    House lawyers filed a motion Tuesday evening requesting a federal judge block the administration’s plan to use reprogrammed DOD funds for southern border barriers, according to The Hill. The motion seeks to stop about $6 billion in military construction and counter-drug funds for building President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall. “Defendants are moving quickly to

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  • California Military Construction Projects Possibly Saved from Border Wall Delay

    California Military Construction Projects Possibly Saved from Border Wall Delay0

    A memo last week from Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan appears to preserve $310 million in California military construction funds from diversion to border wall construction, Military.com reported Tuesday. California base officials believe construction projects at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Camp Pendleton and Fort Irwin are safe from a list due out May 10

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  • Pentagon Spending Flexibility at Stake in Border Wall Fight

    Pentagon Spending Flexibility at Stake in Border Wall Fight0

    President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall could end an informal agreement between Congress and the Pentagon permitting it to shift billions of dollars within its budget, Roll Call reported last week. House Democrats are expected to try to end DOD’s ability to easily move funds among various Pentagon accounts by reasserting their

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  • Trump Wants More Troops on Border as DOD Agrees to Find Housing for Migrants

    Trump Wants More Troops on Border as DOD Agrees to Find Housing for Migrants0

    President Trump said Wednesday that he intends to deploy more troops to the southern border, Military Times reported. The president said during a San Antonio stop that “horrible laws” prevent the military from being as aggressive as he wants. “Our military, don’t forget, can’t act like a military would act,” Trump said. “Because if they

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