Montgomery Media, 9/5/19
WEST CHESTER — U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6th Dist.) on Wednesday denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to slash military funding to build a border wall at Mexico.
“Today’s Presidential scoreboard: 0-3,” said Houlahan. “Once again, the Administration demonstrated their disdain for the People, the Congress, and the Constitution. In the latest assault, this Administration unilaterally determined that taxes previously, properly, and Constitutionally appropriated by Congress for more than 100 military construction projects across this country and around the world will be redirected to pay for a wall at our southern border, with a cruel emphasis on defunding projects in American territories, including Puerto Rico.”
Pentagon officials announced Wednesday that funding will be cut from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 billion to Trump‘s long-promised barrier.
Trump’s move may come at the expense of projects that the Pentagon acknowledged may be difficult to fund….