May 10, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Pentagon will reallocate $1.5 billion for border wall construction

In this image, Trump stands in front of a border wall prototype.

Trump inspects border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The Pentagon announced another reallocation of funds on Friday to help build President Trump's border wall, which brings the current total to $2.5 billion, the AP reports.

What's happening: The Pentagon will reallocate $1.5 billion to help fund 80 miles of the planned U.S.-Mexico border wall. These funds are being allocated in response to Trump's national emergency declaration in February. In that announcement, he said he wanted about $3.6 billion from the Defense Department's military construction fund. Last month, the DOD awarded $976 million in contracts to two companies for border wall construction.

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