Pentagon To Shift Money From Ballistic Missile Program To Fund Trump’s Wall

A Border Patrol officer makes his rounds near central El Paso on December 23, 2018. - The US government began a Christmastime shutdown early on December 22, after Congress adjourned without passing a federal spending... A Border Patrol officer makes his rounds near central El Paso on December 23, 2018. - The US government began a Christmastime shutdown early on December 22, after Congress adjourned without passing a federal spending bill or addressing President Donald Trump's demand for money to build a border wall. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 13, 2019 7:25 a.m.

The Pentagon will shift $1.5 billion from programs including ballistic missile development and surveillance plane upkeep to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, according to the Washington Post. 

Congressional Democrats are accusing the administration of circumventing congressional approval with the internal fund shifting.

The Defense Department insists that any reallocated funds will not negatively affect military readiness.

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