Pentagon Notifies Congress Of Wall Funding Being Authorized

Local News

The Pentagon has notified Congress Monday night that it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion to begin new wall construction along the US-Mexico border. This is drawing immediate objections from democratic lawmakers.

The announcement was just the first billion dollars the administration is making available for wall funding.

The administration said previously that it plans to shift an additional $1.5 billion at some point in the future. 

These initial counterdrug funds will ultimately flow from the Department of Homeland Security to the Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Stay Connected

borderlogo

About Border Report

The mission of BorderReport.com is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.

Trending Stories

Inside RGV Politics

More Inside RGV Politics