Fort McCoy barracks project may get cut for President’s border wall

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – A barracks project at Fort McCoy is on the Pentagon’s list of military construction projects that could be cut in order to free up money to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall along the Mexican border.

According to the list, which can be read below, the fort planned a $23 million transient training barracks construction project. The list said the project would be awarded in January 2020.

However, the Pentagon says no military housing, barracks or dormitory projects will be impacted.

A fact sheet released along with the list says the pool of potential military construction projects from which funding could be reallocated are projects with award dates after September 30, 2019.

The Pentagon has not yet decided from which projects the money will come. It says the fact that a project is within the pool does not mean it will be used.

A fort spokesperson said that they could not comment on the list and referred WXOW to the Department of Defense.

President Trump has proposed using $3.6 billion from military construction for some of the funding for construction of the border wall.


 

 

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