Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall

The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress.
The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, including US$13.9 billion in emergency funds that Congress earmarked last year…

from South China Morning Post – News feed http://bit.ly/2FnGaLz

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