• 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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  • Shanahan Memo Orders May 10 Deadline for Delayed Military Construction Projects

    Shanahan Memo Orders May 10 Deadline for Delayed Military Construction Projects0

    A memo issued by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Thursday orders the Pentagon to prepare a list by May 10 which military construction projects could be delayed toward redirecting $3.6 billion a border barrier, according to Task and Purpose. The memo to DOD Comptroller Elaine McCusker orders a review of the “pool of unawarded military

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  • Senate to Vote Next Week on Emergency Declaration

    Senate to Vote Next Week on Emergency Declaration0

    It seems likely the Senate next week will follow the House in passing a joint resolution to nullify the national emergency designation President Trump declared to get funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. “The question really for us to consider in this body is not whether the President could have declared an emergency but should he have declared,” Sen.

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  • After Border Visit, Shanahan Seems Supportive of Emergency Declaration

    After Border Visit, Shanahan Seems Supportive of Emergency Declaration0

    DOD may commit to help with border construction projects for two to three years, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters Saturday after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso, Texas, according to a DOD transcript. Shanahan is tasked with finding defense budget money to pay for a border wall following President Trump’s declaration of

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  • Questions Linger over Emergency Border Funding

    Questions Linger over Emergency Border Funding0

    The Pentagon still has not announced what military construction money it will move around to fund the border wall, which President Trump declared a national emergency to build. Here’s the latest: The Pentagon has asked the Department of Homeland Security to explain how the border wall would help military “effectiveness” before it determines which priorities

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