President Biden is cancelling military funded border wall projects started under former President Trump.
A Biden administration official told The Hill “consistent with the President’s Proclamation terminating the redirection of funds for border wall, no more money will be diverted from other purposes to building a border wall.”
They added tToday, the Department of Defense will begin cancelling all wall projects using the diverted funds, and will take steps to return remaining unobligated military construction funds to their appropriated purpose as permitted by law.”
The funds will instead be used for “schools for military children, overseas military construction projects in partner nations, and the National Guard and Reserve equipment account.”
Republican Idaho Senator Jim Risch wrote in response to the move “having a secure, defined border is important to our national security & public health efforts. This is an ill-advised decision at best.”
Having a secure, defined border is important to our national security & public health efforts.
This is an ill-advised decision at best. https://t.co/ScR0UDLsJP
— Jim Risch (@SenatorRisch) April 30, 2021
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com