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Taking personnel funds to help build Trump’s border wall won’t hit military paychecks, but could cause budget woes
Lawmakers are unhappy with new Pentagon plans to move $1 billion in unused personnel money without consulting with Congress first.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson said he wanted to use the hearing in part to give Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen the opportunity to start a "serious discussion," rather than echoing President Donald Trump's claims of a security crisis at the border, and to say what she knew about the family separations last year.
Even before it arrives, the defense budget proposal is already taking flak from lawmakers over the bookkeeping gimmickry that’s likely to accompany it.
By Joe Gould