House Dems offer new limit for DoD’s border wall ’slush fund’

Defense News: Key House Democrats are following through on a threat to limit the Pentagon’s authority to reprogram funds in response to Pentagon leaders diverting military funding toward President Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico.

A group of House Armed Services Committee Democrats led by Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.; HASC Chair Adam Smith, D-Wash., and HASC Readiness Subcommittee Chair John Garamendi, D-Calif., offered a bill Wednesday to cap national emergency military construction authority at $250 million per emergency.

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