DOD breaks down $9B 'emergency fund' that includes border wall

By Tony Bertuca  
March 12, 2019 at 3:10 PM
The Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 budget request includes a $9.2 billion "emergency fund" for military construction -- most of which is for a new wall on the southern border -- as well as funds to "backfill" projects being deferred to build the wall and funds for hurricane recovery. Deputy Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker told reporters at the Pentagon today that the $9.2 billion fund includes $3.6 billion for "potential new construction" of the wall in FY-20, $3.6 billion to backfill...

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