Skip to comments.Lawmakers block Pentagon move to transfer $1 billion for Trump's border wall [Misleading Title]
Posted on 03/26/2019 1:27:27 PM PDT by dhuls
Lawmakers blocked the Department of Defense's move to transfer $1 billion for the construction of a physical barrier along the US-Mexico border, the latest showdown in the battle over the border wall that President Trump has vowed to build.
On Monday, the Pentagon authorized the transfer of funds to Army engineers for projects along the border, which include building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing, constructing and improving roads, and installing lighting in support of Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol. The move was carried out under the president's declaration of a national emergency, the department said in a statement.
As Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan was testifying before his committee, Rep. Adam Smith, the Democrat who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, released a letter denying the Pentagon's move to reprogram $1 billion.
"The House Committee on Armed Services has completed its review of the proposed reprogramming request," Smith's letter read, according to a copy obtained by Military Times. "The committee denies this request."
In a more detailed statement, Smith called the Department of Defense's decision to reprogram $1 billion without Congressional approval a violation of trust. "DoD is attempting to circumvent Congress and the American people's opposition to using taxpayer money for the construction of an unnecessary wall."
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Committee has no control over the movement. They asked what would be moved, they were told. Would have to pass a resolution blocking it, and they wouldn’t be able to get a veto-proof resolution through.
any Republipukes blocking this?
The headline says they blocked it, the msm would not lie to us. right /s
So are you saying that MSN reporting on this is false? Well, I for one would be shocked if the media skewed the truth in their reporting.
I did not think they can do that.
Really? A committee chair can do that?
I don’t think so.
I think there is a law on the books saying DoD funds can be used for exactly this.
The country is run by a foreign tribe who seek to change the USA from being a nation-state, transforming it into a Universal Nation:
The see real Americans as obstacles and endeavor to replace them.
Long-term, they want to use that transformation process model on the rest of the world.
Every day another battle. Imagine if everyone did whats best for America. Prayers for POTUS. He must get weary.
To coin an old phrase . . . a bunch of scumbags. Look it up. . .I think it fits.
And what syphilitic, diarrhetic bovine did that come out of?
Wait just a damn minute.
It requires a vote of the full House to approve or deny ANYTHING to another branch of government.
And the full Congress has already approved these funds for DoD and has already authorized POTUS to redirect them in the event of Emergency Declaration.
Adam Smith didn’t deny anything. He just thinks he did.
This has a “contempt of congress citation” written all over it.
That’s the end game
(D)Rep. Adam Smith, who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, released
a letter denying the Pentagon's move to reprogram $1 Billion..
"The committee denies this request."
By what legal authority? I think Not
Post 16...a creepy looking character.....
Everyone of these folks trying to stop this wall should have a family member murdered by an illegal. The politicians should be charged with treason and put in front of a firing squad.
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