Biden cancels remainder of Trump border wall projects funded by Pentagon

Biden cancels remainder of Trump border wall projects funded by Pentagon


The Pentagon canceled border wall projects that the Trump administration had funded with $10.5 billion it diverted from other federal departments on the basis that the southern border was experiencing a national emergency.

“Consistent with the President’s proclamation, the Department of Defense is proceeding with canceling all border barrier construction projects paid for with funds originally intended for other military missions and functions, such as schools for military children, overseas military construction projects in partner nations, and the National Guard and Reserve equipment account,” said Jamal Brown, deputy spokesman at the Pentagon.

Brown said the military has already started rescinding the funding and is working with other agencies involved in the construction, including its Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection.

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The Pentagon did not reveal how much money has not been spent but said the remaining amount will go toward previously planned construction projects and that they will

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