• Pentagon Says Border Deployments Cost $534 Million, Expects to Expand Role

    Pentagon Says Border Deployments Cost $534 Million, Expects to Expand Role0

    Deployment of troops to the southern border is expected to cost at least $534 million by the end of September, the Pentagon said, according to The Hill. A DOD letter to Congress references $350 million for the National Guard mission and $184 million for the active-duty mission. DOD also announced Tuesday it has awarded nearly

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  • House Dems Say No Backfill for Wall-Diverted Funds

    House Dems Say No Backfill for Wall-Diverted Funds0

    A key House Democrat said this week she will not support adding military construction funding in fiscal year 2020 to backfill projects delayed to build a southern border wall ordered by the president. “If the administration follows through and steals money from previously approved projects, the chairwoman’s mark will not provide funding for backfill. I am

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  • Diversion of $1B to Border Wall Could Impact Future Budget Flexibility

    Diversion of $1B to Border Wall Could Impact Future Budget Flexibility0

    Lawmakers warned Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan that Congress may limit DOD’s future flexibility in moving its funding between budgets following DOD’s decision to reprogram $1 billion of military personnel funding to spend on a U.S.-Mexico border wall without asking Congress first. The Pentagon notified Congress of the funding shift late Monday. The money comes

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