• Mulvaney: No List of Milcon Delays ‘Yet’

    Mulvaney: No List of Milcon Delays ‘Yet’0

    There is no official list of military construction projects that will be put on hold to build a southern border wall, as demanded in President Trump’s national emergency, according to Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who is also running the Office of Management and Budget. President Trump vetoed a resolution Friday that

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  • Reed: Shanahan Broke Promise to Detail Wall-Impacted Milcon Projects

    Reed: Shanahan Broke Promise to Detail Wall-Impacted Milcon Projects0

    The top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee blasted Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan late Thursday night for failing to produce a list of military construction projects that will be impacted by prioritizing a southern border wall. “I would like that list today, Mr. Secretary,” Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) had said during a hearing

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  • Senate Set to Rebuke Trump on Border

    Senate Set to Rebuke Trump on Border0

    The GOP-led Senate is now expected to pass the House-passed joint resolution negating President Trump’s national emergency declaration to divert appropriated funding to his border wall project. About a dozen Senate Republicans are considering voting for the resolution, according to Politico. The article said the White House is doing little to discourage the revolt, aside

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  • Senate GOP Fighting Back on Trump’s Border Emergency

    Senate GOP Fighting Back on Trump’s Border Emergency0

    Republicans in the Senate are sending warnings to President Trump that they will push back on his national emergency declaration to build a border wall if he doesn’t withdraw it. As of Thursday evening, three Republican senators had said they would support the House-passed resolution rejecting the emergency. If four Republicans voted with all Democrats,

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  • Congress Would Be Asked to Re-Fund Emergency-Impacted Milcon Projects

    Congress Would Be Asked to Re-Fund Emergency-Impacted Milcon Projects0

    The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget request will ask Congress to re-fund any military construction projects delayed because of the President’s emergency declaration to build a border wall, DOD leaders told lawmakers Wednesday. Robert McMahon, assistant secretary of defense for sustainment, said in his testimony that DOD is still waiting for the Department of

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  • National Emergency Means Lots of Questions for Military Spending

    National Emergency Means Lots of Questions for Military Spending0

    The Pentagon is now responsible for diverting defense budget funds to build a southern border wall, if President Trump’s national emergency declaration issued Friday stands. Here’s what you may have missed over the holiday weekend: As of Saturday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan had not yet determined if the wall is “militarily necessary” and from

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