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Will Trump’s Wall Mean a Delay in Defense Funding?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Paul McLeary  |  September 10, 2019  |  Breaking Defense

 

Senate Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on using DoD money for the border wall -- so far that the government might not gets its 2020 budget on time,

CAPITOL HILL: Movement on the fiscal year 2020 budget ground to a halt in the Senate today as Republicans and Democrats broke sharply over a number of issues, not the least of which is the $3.6 billion the White House wants to pull from military construction accounts to pay for a border wall. The fights have thrown a wrench into efforts to get the defense appropriations package through Congress by time the fiscal year ends Sept. 30.

While congressional staffers worked though the long August recess to iron out dozens of smaller issues between Democrats and Republicans related to military funding, lawmakers returned to DC this week facing down the same roadblock they confronted in July: a hard break over using military money for the wall.  READ MORE...

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