Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) Responds to Court Deeming Trump’s Diversion of Pentagon Funds to Border Wall as Unconstitutional

Jun 26, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) issued the following statement after a federal appeals court struck a blow Friday against the Trump Administration, ruling that the President acted unlawfully by trying to shift $3.8 billion in previously appropriated Pentagon funds—including $400 million from F-35 and $155 million from V-22 programs–to pay for his much touted border wall:

“I applaud the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling today that stops this Administration’s unlawful attempt to divert millions of critically-needed defense funds. As I said in February, President Trump’s attempt to raid these funds to build his archaic border wall would jeopardize our national security and put American jobs at risk—many of which are located in the North Texas district that I represent. As your representative, I will keep fighting to ensure the jobs of North Texans remain protected and to stop reckless attempts by our President to fulfill campaign promises without proper consultation from Congress.”