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Pentagon tells Congress of projects that could be hit to pay for wall

Firstpost Monday, 18 March 2019
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Pentagon Chief Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he had provided Congress with a list of projects from the military construction budget that could be cut back in order to help pay for a wall on the border with Mexico. Last month Trump declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval. The emergency declaration allows the Trump administration to use money from the military construction budget, if needed
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The Pentagon sent lawmakers a list of projects that could be affected by President Donald Trump's emergency declaration.

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