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Border Wall Funding To Take From Ballistic Missile And Surveillance Programs

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Roughly $1.5 billion originally intended for a nuclear ballistic missile system and a plane surveillance program will be diverted to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, a move the Pentagon says will not affect its operations. “The Department carefully selected sources for the reprogramming that are excess or early to need and will not adversely affect military preparedness,” read a Defense ...

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‘We Build The Wall’ Donors Demand Answers After Months Of No Construction

A “We Build The Wall” GoFundMe campaign quickly raised $22 million in online donations, but months after its launch and still no construction, donors are beginning to ask what’s being done with their money. In the run-up to what became the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, all related to a debate over border wall spending, Purple Heart veteran Brian ...

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Defense Secretary Says 256 Miles Of New Border Wall Coming Soon

The Pentagon announced that well over 200 miles of physical barrier is slated to be built along the U.S.-Mexico border in the coming months. “We now have on contract sufficient funds to build about 256 miles of barrier,” acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said Wednesday while testing before the Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee. Shanahan noted that current funding is sourced from ...

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Trump and the Roar of the Paper Tiger

After spending the last two years on the sidelines warming up on a stationary bike, President Trump has decided it’s time for him to get into the immigration game. When Agent Orange is unleashed illegal immigration will once again be, well, illegal! The situation is grim. The Get–Tough–on–the–Border–Guy will be taking in more illegals than Obama did at his laissez-faire ...

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Pentagon Doles Out Nearly $1 Billion In Border Wall Spending Contracts |

The Department of Defense awarded two military contracts worth almost $1 billion for wall construction on the U.S-Mexico border, the first funds granted since President Donald Trump declared a national emergency. The Pentagon on Tuesday announced it had awarded a $789 million contract to Texas-based company, SLSCO Ltd. for “border replacement wall construction” in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, according to a news ...

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Watch: President Trump Participates in a Roundtable on Immigration and Border Security

President Trump participates in a border security roundtable during his visit to the U.S.-Mexico border Friday afternoon. The president’s border visit to Calexico, California, is to see the progress being made on strengthening and adding physical barriers. Watch: Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. ...

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Democrats Suing to Stop Trump Border Wall Construction

Democratic leaders voted to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration, a move they hope will block the billions in funding he’s accessed for border wall construction. “The President’s sham emergency declaration and unlawful transfers of funds have undermined our democracy, contravening the vote of the bipartisan Congress, the will of the American people and the letter of ...

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Rio Grande Valley Levee Wall System Construction Start

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will begin constructing approximately 13 miles of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Levee Wall System Project as early as April 4, 2019 on federal land within the McAllen Station area of responsibility in Hidalgo County, Texas. The project area is to the ...

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Shanahan: No military housing, barracks or dormitory projects affected by border wall funding

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told representatives on Capitol Hill that this year’s Defense budget request holds the same strategy as previous years and the allocation of border wall funding will not negatively affect any aspect of national defense. “The strategy you supported last year is the same strategy we are asking you to fund this year,” the secretary told the ...

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House fails to override Trump’s veto over national emergency

The U.S. House of Representatives has failed to secure the votes necessary to end President Trump’s national emergency at the U.S. Southern Border. In a 248-141 vote, the House was unable to secure the votes to override the president’s veto of a measure that would have ended the national emergency declaration along the U.S. – Mexico border. 14 Republicans joined ...

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Defense Department Authorizes $1 Billion for NEW Border Wall

Monday evening, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan authorized the commander of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and executing on up to $1 billion in support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Patrol, according to a Pentagon statement.  The funds will be used to support DHS’s request to build 57 miles ...

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Alabama Has A Plan To Allow Tax Refunds Help Pay For The Border Wall

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A bill that would allow taxpayers to donate a part of their refunds to a nonprofit collecting money to build more border wall has successfully passed the Alabama State Senate. In a vote that fell along party lines, Alabama state senators voted 23-6 Thursday in favor of SB 22. The legislation would add We Build The Wall Inc. to a ...

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Trump Administration Pushes Back On Media Report Claiming ‘ZERO New Walls’ Built

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President Donald Trump’s administration is pushing back on a media report that claimed no new walls had been built along the southern border with Mexico. The Daily Mail published a story on Thursday that said the Trump has built “ZERO new walls despite claiming otherwise for months,” citing a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesman Roger Maier. Maier ...

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Watch: President Trump Vetoes Bill That Would Have Ended National Emergency Declaration at the Border [video + transcript]

On Friday, President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress that would have ended the national emergency declaration for the crisis at the U.S. Southern Border. “Yesterday, Congress passed a dangerous resolution that, if signed into law, would put countless Americans in danger,” Trump said at the veto signing. “The Democrat-sponsored resolution would terminate vital border security operations by ...

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