Wasserman Schultz on Trump Stealing Military Funds for Border Wall

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Washington, September 3, 2019 | comments
"President Trump is about to weaken our national security by stealing billions of dollars from our military, including training and intelligence funds from our soldiers."
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Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after being notified that the Trump Administrations would proceed to take funding Congress approved for military projects and spend it instead on an ineffective border wall that Congress has previously rejected on a bipartisan basis:

“To pay for his xenophobic border wall boondoggle, President Trump is about to weaken our national security by stealing billions of dollars from our military, including training and intelligence funds from our soldiers and poaching from critical projects our servicemembers and their families need, including schools. I reminded his Administration today that I will not support this theft from our military and that down the road, the House of Representatives will not backfill any projects he steals from today. Trump can pander to his nativist base, but the House will fight his every attempt to make our military families or national security suffer as a result.”

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