Lawmakers from Virginia to Arizona learned Wednesday their states will lose millions in military construction projects as part of a plan to divert $3.6 billion in the Pentagon funds to help build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Virginia Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner slammed the move, saying their state alone will lose more than $77 million in planned construction projects to fund the wall. In all, four military projects will be impacted in Virginia.
“I’m deeply concerned about President Trump’s plan to pull funding from critical national security projects – including millions of dollars from important projects in Virginia – so he can build his border wall,” Kaine said. “The well-being of American troops is the core responsibility of every commander in the military, yet the Commander-in-Chief is shirking that duty so he can advance his own political agenda.”