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Trump Is Pulling Money From Hurricane Recovery and Childcare Centers to Build His Wall
-The Pentagon plans to divert $3.6 billion from military projects in the latest effort to circumvent Congress


President Donald Trump still wants his wall, but it turns out that despite his campaign promises, Mexico will not be paying for it. So his administration found a way to get funding: They’re pulling money from military projects and the fund that’s intended to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria.


The Pentagon reportedly plans to divert some $3.6 billion from 127 military projects across the globe to help fulfill the president’s signature campaign promise. The full list of affected projects made its way to Congress this week.
The military projects include:


1、Elementary schools that educate the children of service members stationed in Japan and Germany
2、A grant for a military school in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
3、A child development center at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland that provides on-base childcare
4、Some $400 million in planned projects for Puerto Rico, the majority of which were related to Hurricane Maria. The projects include a school for military kids and improvements to a training facility for the Puerto Rico National Guard.
5、Work on defense access roads in Texas
6、A maintenance shop that works on Navy ships
7、Equipment storage buildings, rifle ranges, and aircraft simulators
8、A cyberoperations center
9、Plans to replace warehouses that store hazardous materials in naval shipyards in Virginia
10、An engineering center and a parking structure at West Point
11、A treatment facility for working dogs at Guantanamo Bay


“Funding the border wall is an important priority, and the Executive Branch should use the appropriate channels in Congress, rather than divert already appropriated funding away from military construction projects and therefore undermining military readiness,” Romney said in a statement.


Trump is circumventing Congress to get money for his long-promised wall: He declared the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border was an emergency in order to secure the funds. And it’s not the first time Trump has resorted to extreme measures to try to secure funding. In December and January, the president shut down the government in an effort to get billions of dollars for the wall.


With Hurricane Dorian pounding the Southeast, it’s also worth noting that Trump has pulled $155 million from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund and allocated it to ICE, and pulled $116 million from the Coast Guard for the southern border.