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Larsen Opposes Administration Decision to Slash Military Construction Projects to Pay for Southern Border Wall

EVERETT, WA - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to slash military construction projects to pay for an unnecessary wall on the U.S.-Mexico border:

“I oppose the Trump administration’s reckless cuts to military construction projects. As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, I know the national security threats the United States faces in Europe and Asia. The administration’s decision lacks common sense and flies in the face of its own national security strategy. By circumventing Congress, the president is undermining the United States’ commitment to NATO members and treaty allies all to pay for an ineffective and wasteful border wall. Taxpayers have already paid for these projects once. I will oppose any efforts in Congress to backfill these accounts.”