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Trump's wall declaration threatens to take money from military families in red states

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21.03.2019

President Trump is expected to funnel money intended to build housing for military families in red states to fund his border wall after declaring a national emergency.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., released a list of military projects that Trump may grab money from to fund some of his proposed wall after his emergency declaration paved the way for him to reallocate more than $3 billion in military construction funding. The list includes hundreds of millions of dollars for military bases and military family housing in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia and North Carolina. All four states are represented by Republicans who voted in favor of Trump’s emergency declaration last week and are up for re-election next year.

In Arizona, Sen . Martha McSally bragged that she “fought for Luke Air Force Base” just weeks before voting to let Trump raid up to $150 million from military bases in the state, including $40 million at Luke Air Force........

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