Thornberry on Military Construction Funds For Border Security

Sep 4, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee made the following statement on the diversion of military construction funds for border security: 

“We continue to face a very real crisis at the southern border. I regret that the President has been forced to divert funding for our troops to address the crisis. His initial requests to secure the border were not unreasonable and Congress should have been able to come together to find a compromise.  Our troops also continue to recover from a very real readiness crisis. Rebuilding military infrastructure is a critical part of that recovery and a bipartisan priority. It is important that Congress now restore the military construction funding diverted for border security. Failing to do so only forces our troops to pay for political discord in Washington.”