BUSTOS STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S PLAN TO DEFUND CRITICAL MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) – a member of both the House Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense and Military Construction – released the following statement after President Trump announced his plans to defund $3.6 billion in military construction projects:

“The president’s plan to steal billions of dollars from our military undermines their ability to keep us safe and jeopardizes our national security. More than 200 times on the campaign trail, President Trump promised the American people that Mexico would pay for his wall. Now, instead of working toward bipartisan immigration solutions, he’s raiding military funds for an expensive, ineffective vanity project that will not secure our border. I’ll continue reaching across the aisle to bolster our military, protect critical projects in Illinois and keep our communities safe.”

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