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Pentagon awards first border wall contracts using diverted funds

The Department of Defense has awarded nearly $1 billion in contracts to two companies for construction related to a wall along the southern border, the first such contracts to be awarded since President Trump declared a national emergency.

According to a notice on the Pentagon's website, the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $789 million contract to the company SLSCO Ltd., from Galveston, Texas, for "border replacement wall construction" in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Barnard Construction Co. Inc., of Bozeman, Montana, was awarded a contract worth $187 million for "design-bid-build construction project for primary pedestrian wall replacement" in Yuma, Arizona.

Six companies submitted bids for the first contract, with three received for the second. Both projects are expected to be completed by fall of 2020.

The funding for the contracts announced Tuesday comes from $1 billion the Pentagon reprogrammed from counter-narcotics programs, which the Pentagon can accomplish without congressional approval or a national emergency declaration. The move has drawn blowback from members of Congress, with lawmakers saying it violates a longstanding understanding not to reprogram funds without congressional sign-off.
 

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This will last just as long as it takes for some Obanination
appointed black robed thug to reach his desk and issue a
nation wide ban that he claims is permanent and not
subject to appeal or reversal.:groan:
 
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This will last just as long as it takes for some Obanination
appointed black robed thug to reach his desk and issue a
nation wide ban that he claims is permanent and not
subject to appeal or reversal.:groan:
Sad, but probably true … Chief Justice Roberts' rebuke to Pres. Trump notwithstanding.
 
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