The Pentagon is preparing to spend $8 billion on Trump’s wall

Justin Rohrlich
The Pentagon is preparing to spend $8 billion on Trump’s wall

Donald Trump’s February 15 emergency declaration to siphon about $6.5 billion from military, drug enforcement, and other budgets so he can build his long-promised wall along the Mexican border is still stuck in the courts. But that isn’t stopping the Army Corps of Engineers, which handles most of the contracting duties for border wall construction, from getting ready to spend it anyway. In a pre-solicitation notice issued April 19, the Army Corps says it is seeking companies who want to pre-qualify to bid on “horizontal construction projects in support of the Border Infrastructure Program along the US-Mexico border” with a total value of up to $8 billion.