Congresswoman Escobar Statement on President Trump’s Attempt to Steal Military Funding to Pay for Border Wall

February 13, 2020
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following after the U.S. Department of Defense notified Congress it will reprogram $3.8 billion of military funds to build President Trump’s border wall:

“President Trump claims to love our military but his latest attempt to steal critical funding from our troops demonstrates his complete disregard for our service members and a strong national defense.

“El Pasoans and fronterizos know that a wasteful and ineffective border wall will do nothing to address the root causes of migration and will only worsen the humanitarian crisis at our border. This must end. It’s time for my Republican colleagues to stand up for separation of powers, end their complicity, and support our military.”

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