Patrick Shanahan missed deadline on list of cuts to fund border wall
Added 03-15-19 12:22:02am EST - “Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan missed a Thursday deadline to turn over a list of military construction projects that could be delayed in order to build President Trump's border wall.” - Washingtontimes.com
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan missed a Thursday deadline to turn over a list of military construction projects that could be delayed in order to build President Trump’s border wall.
Mr. Shanahan, in a hearing earlier in the day, had promised Sen. Jack Reed he would produce the list “by the end of today.”
“Tonight, the Acting Secretary of Defense informed me he is unable to keep his commitment to share the list of what will be cut to pay for the vanity wall,” Mr. Reed said. “This unacceptable series of evasions should trouble members of Congress, regardless of political party.”
Democrats have sought the document for weeks, hoping to use it to box Republicans into a corner over Mr. Trump’s wall by pointing to projects in their home states that could be delayed in order to use the money for the border.
One senator said he’d asked each of the service chiefs for their lists, and was told that only Mr. Shanahan could release it.
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