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Trump could end up taking money from Puerto Rico disaster funds to build his border wall

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump was reportedly briefed on a proposal that would divert $13.9 billion from civil works projects, including reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico, to build a barrier on the US-Mexico border.
The funds from the Army Corps of Engineers had not yet been distributed, but with a national emergency declaration, Trump would reportedly be able to tap into the funds and spend it on a border wall.
The emergency plan would reportedly allow Trump to utilize the $2.4 billion and $2.5 billion set aside for civil projects ranging from flood prevention in California, to reconstruction...
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Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall

Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall

5 monthes ago   |   By Star Tribune

The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress.
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