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CBP to Terminate 2 Border Barrier Construction Contracts

Border Wall

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is canceling two contracts for border wall construction projects in the Laredo sector in Texas. The move came more than a month after DHS unveiled its plan for funds the previous administration was planning to use for border barrier projects.

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Senate Subcommittee Includes F-35, Battleship Funds in $695B FY 2020 Defense Bill Markup

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee on Tuesday approved a bill through legislative markup to authorize $694.9B in defense spending for fiscal year 2020, The Hill reported. The defense policy bill includes a base budget of $622.5B, $70.7B in overseas contingency operations funds and $1.7B in emergency funds. 

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Senate OKs $2.7T Budget Deal With Defense Spending Increase Over Two Years

The Senate voted 67-28 to pass a two-year budget deal to increase defense spending by approximately $45B, Defense News reported Thursday. The $2.7T deal would raise defense funding from spending levels of $716B to $738B in 2020 to $740B in 2021. It also includes an agreement to exclude “poison pill” riders that limit the administration’s ability to direct funds toward the border wall project. 

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