The Pentagon has come back to Trump with a list of funding sources that he can use to build the border wall, and it amounts to almost four times what Trump had requested from the Pentagon in the first place.
WASHINGTON EXAMINER – The Defense Department has identified $12.8 billion in possible funding that it could use to fulfill President Trump’s call for a border wall.
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., released the 20-page spreadsheet on Twitter Monday night.
Trump last month declared a national emergency at the border, and said he wants to use $3.6 billion for border wall projects. The Pentagon’s list said it has found possible funding sources that are “in excess of the amount needed.”
But it’s not clear which projects the Defense Department will draw from. Some states that have been allocated big chunks of money that haven’t been spent could see a hit.
California, for example, was identified as having more than $700 million in unused Army and Navy military construction that could be used. Hawaii has more than $400 million that could be used.
More than $200 million in similar funding allocated for Hawaii, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Guam, Germany, Guam, and Guantanamo Bay Cuba are also on the list.
If you want to see the entire list of funding sources, you can read it here.
This was released by a Democrat, so of course he tried to scare states that aren’t spending the money by telling them in a tweet that “military bases in your state could be negatively impacted”.
But this is great news regarding the building of the wall. The next piece of great news I hope to report is the actual building of the wall in areas where there is no wall, which is supposed to start in April. We know they are already building new wall to replace older walls. I think adding new sections of wall will really get people fired up.