March 18, 2019

Kaine Statement On Military Construction Projects At Risk Of Losing Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the Pentagon’s list of military construction projects that are at risk of losing funding in order for President Trump to build his border wall:

“President Trump is putting his border wall ahead of the safety of our troops. The projects that could lose funding include military training centers in Virginia, a plant to prevent water contamination at Camp Lejeune, and a cybersecurity facility in Georgia. I hope my colleagues in Congress will take a serious look at the projects that support our military in their own states and then vote to override the President’s veto.”

Kaine has been outspoken against President Trump’s plan to pull money from military construction projects to build his border wall. In an Armed Services Committee hearing last week, Kaine pressed Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan on the Administration’s delay in sharing the list of military construction projects that are at risk. Last month, Kaine sent Shanahan a letter demanding details on the projects that will lose funding.