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ASKING NEITHER FORGIVENESS NOR PERMISSION: In an audacious challenge to legislative branch’s power of the purse, the Trump administration has notified Congress it intends to take $3.8 billion from major weapons programs, warfighting funds, and the National Guard to pay for construction of hundreds of miles of additional border wall before the November election.
The reprogramming action sent to Capitol Hill yesterday cites the urgent need to deter drug smuggling across the southern border — not stopping illegal immigration — as an “unforeseen military requirement,” which it argues is “necessary in the national interest.”
The article goes on to state the following:
BIPARTISAN OUTRAGE: The notification that the Pentagon was unilaterally eliminating planes, ships, vehicles and other equipment — that in many cases Congress had added to the president’s original FY 2020 budget — touched off an explosion of outrage, even among some Republicans who support funding for the border wall.
— DMLNewsApp (@DMLNewsApp) February 14, 2020
Trump wants $156 million from F-35 funds for border wall, a move Arizona Democrats decry https://t.co/TKNDQNmoTL
— azcentral (@azcentral) February 13, 2020
President Trump’s decision to raid National Guard & Reserve funding in order to build his border wall will harm our national security. It is a direct attack on Congressional efforts to ensure our citizen-soldiers are well-prepared and fully modernized. https://t.co/9vH3GjMLyy
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) February 14, 2020
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