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GOP lawmakers sure disaster funds will not be used for wall

5 monthes ago   |   By Miami Herald

Republican lawmakers expressed optimism Friday that the Trump administration would spare billions of dollars in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico as they search for...
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House GOP urges Trump not to redirect disaster relief money to fund border wall

5 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

House Republicans from districts still recovering from hurricanes say they're opposed to reallocating billions of dollars to pay for a border wall.
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Trump's plan to take money from Puerto Rico to build the wall could come back to bite him

5 monthes ago   |   By The Washington Post

The administration is considering diverting funds from disaster relief efforts on the island.
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Recovery efforts in Puerto Rico would take a hit if Trump siphons funds to pay for his border wall

Recovery efforts in Puerto Rico would take a hit if Trump siphons funds to pay for his border wall

5 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

President Donald Trump is considering siphoning billions of dollars from disaster relief programs in order to help fund his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, following a discussion between the president and top defense officials during Trump's trip to the southern border Thursday.
Bypassing Congress, Trump could declare a national emergency and use $13.9 billion of Army Corps funding to build 315 miles of barrier, NBC News reported. Under the proposal, the pot of money Trump could dip into includes $2.4 billion allocated to water projects in California and $2.5 billion set aside for...
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Puerto Rico's governor criticizes Trump's talk of using disaster funding for border wall

Puerto Rico's governor criticizes Trump's talk of using disaster funding for border wall

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló hit President Donald Trump over his talk of using disaster funds to pay for the US-Mexico wall.
Trump is reportedly planning on using disaster funding, allocated for areas hit by hurricanes such as Puerto Rico and Texas, for the wall.
Rosselló tweeted that there is “no justification” for US disaster relief funds to be taken from Americans trying to rebuild their communities.
Governor Ricardo Rosselló or Puerto Rico didn't hold back on Friday when he hit Donald Trump for his reported plan to use disaster funds to pay for the US-Mexico wall.
"No wall...
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The Trump Administration Eyes Disaster Relief Funds for the Border Wall

5 monthes ago   |   By Time

The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress.
The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds that Congress earmarked last year, to see what money could be diverted to the wall as part of a declaration. That's according to a congressional aide and administration...
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