Free story: Pentagon in talks with White House to fund border wall

By Tony Bertuca / February 1, 2019 at 12:10 PM

The Pentagon is in discussions with the White House Office of Management and Budget on whether the upcoming defense budget will request money for a southern border wall in fiscal year 2020, Inside Defense has learned.

A government official with knowledge of the matter who requested anonymity to discuss sensitive federal budget matters confirmed to Inside Defense that Pentagon officials are in talks with OMB about possibly using the national defense budget, known as the 050 function, to fund border security activities at the Department of Homeland Security, including a border wall.

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