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Rep. Ruben Gallego Blasts Trump’s Plan to Tap Military Pay Funds to Build His Wall

March 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement following reports that President Trump intends to tap funds intended for military pay and pensions to pay for his border wall.

“We have long known that President Trump intends to take desperately needed funding for important military facilities to build his wasteful and ineffective border wall that he originally said Mexico would pay for. I am incredibly disturbed by new reports that Trump now also wants to tap funds intended for military pay and pensions.

“President Trump wants to take money meant to pay military servicemembers and veterans who have dedicated their lives to this country to use for his monument to hate. He will stop at nothing to fulfill his ill-advised campaign promise, all while putting the health, welfare, and earned benefits of American heroes at risk.

“The Senate needs to act immediately on House-passed legislation to stop this destructive power-grab.”