Military retirement program could lose funding for Trump's border wall

The Supreme Court decided last week that Department of Defense funding could be used to construct sections of President Donald Trump's border wall.  Notably, it said about $224 million would be taken from the Blended Retirement System,
which combines elements of the military's retirement system with a
system offering benefits similar to civilian 401(k) programs. Other programs set to significantly lose funding: $604 million that was
supposed to support Afghan security forces; $251 million in Pentagon
funds for destroying US chemical weapons; and about $343 million "in
spending from Air Force weapons programs where officials have negotiated
reductions or canceled systems,".

Publisher: Business Insider | Author: Nicole Einbinder

TAGS
campaign promises, extreme measures, governance, scotus, and the wall
DATE PUBLISHED
2019-08-02 (Modified: 2019-08-02)

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