The Department of Defense will determine how to prioritize the projects that get funded with $1.4 billion being moved back from border wall construction.
Then-President Donald Trump had diverted some funding appropriated for military construction to build a wall at the southern border, declaring it an emergency. Early in the Biden administration, President Joe Biden reversed the emergency declaration.
“The Department of Defense will begin cancelling all wall projects using the diverted funds, and will take steps to return remaining unobligated military construction funds to their appropriated purpose as permitted by law,” an administration official said Friday, as The Hill reported.
The Government Accountability Office is expected to release a report this week looking into whether Biden’s border wall freeze was legal.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo