Court Allows $3 Billion Military Funds For Border Wall
FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RULES THAT TRUMP ADMN CAN PULL $3.6 BILLION FROM MILITARY BUDGET FOR BORDER WALL PROJECTS
(CNN) – A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration can pull $3.6 from the military budget to fund a border wall.
In September, the Secretary of Defense authorized diverting construction funds from the Defense Department to 11 wall projects on the southern border with Mexico.
But last month, a lower court blocked the move.
The administration appealed, and now in a two-to-one ruling, the fifth circuit court of appeals reversed the ruling.
The decision marks a victory for the president, but the case is still ongoing.
The administration plan has gotten pushback from numerous groups and states. They argue the administration circumvented congress to pay for Trump’s wall.