Defense bill headed for conference with House and Senate at odds over border wall funding

By Tony Bertuca  
August 21, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Whether Pentagon funds should be used to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border remains a key point of contention between the House and Senate as lawmakers prepare to hash out a final defense authorization bill, according to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK). "That will be one of the things we talk about," he said Tuesday on a call with reporters. The Democrat-led House wants to pass a fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill that would block...

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