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Congressman Tim Ryan Blasts Trump for Stealing Military Construction Funding for Vanity Border Wall

September 4, 2019
Press Release
Trump Administration is taking $3.6 billion from 127 military projects

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) blasted President Donald Trump for stealing $3.6 billion in appropriated military funding to build the wall along the United States’ southern border. According to the Department of Defense, the Administration is taking money from 127 military projects that would repair and upgrade military bases abroad and in the United States. Congressman Ryan is a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies which oversees funding for military construction projects.

“I sit on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction. I’ve had countless meetings where military leaders laid out why this critical funding is needed to keep our Armed Forces and the United States secure. It’s outrageous that President Trump is stealing billions of dollars from our military and simultaneously subverting Congress to pay for his ineffective, expensive vanity project. It’s an insult to our servicemembers and their families. They deserve better. While this Administration continues to demonstrate its lack of respect for our Armed Forces, this misguided action undermines military preparedness and national security at home and abroad. It’s clear as day where Trump’s priorities lie: with his personal vanity,” said Congressman Ryan.