...Trump Administration Diverts $3.8 Billion In Pentagon Funding To Border Wall In a notice sent to Congress Thursday, the Pentagon said it is shifting billions from fighter jets and other weapons to help pay for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
...Updated at 6:54 p.m. ET. The Trump administration has notified Congress that it plans to divert $3.8 billion from the Defense Department's budget to build the border wall.
...This is not the first time the Trump administration has redirected funds from the Pentagon to go toward a wall along the southern border.
...The border wall has been controversial since then-candidate Trump made building a barrier a central pillar of his 2016 presidential campaign.
...In a status report last month, NPR's John Burnett noted that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is overseeing the barrier construction, said the price tag for project has exceeded $11 billion dollars, making it the most expensive wall of its kind in the world.
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