DOD will take $3.8B from procurement programs to fund Trump's wall

By Tony Bertuca / February 13, 2020 at 12:12 PM
The Defense Department is transferring $3.8 billion from various procurement programs to fund construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense . The reprogramming notice slated to be sent to Congress today says DOD will be moving $2.2 billion in base budget fiscal year 2020 funds and $1.6 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations money. All the money, which DOD says is "excess to current programmatic need," will be transferred into a drug...

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