GAO's legal opinion on DOD shifting money for border wall

September 05, 2019 |

In a legal opinion issued Sept. 5, 2019, the Government Accountability Office concludes that the Defense Department's "transfer of amounts into its Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense, account for border fence construction was consistent with DOD's statutorily enacted transfer authority, and that use of these amounts for the purpose of border fence construction was permissible under various statutory provisions."


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