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GOP lawmakers sure disaster funds will not be used for wall


January 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers expressed optimism Friday that the Trump administration would spare billions of dollars in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico as they search for money to build the president's promised border wall.

Backlash Friday was swift to news that the White House had directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds that Congress earmarked last year, to search for potential funding as President Donald Trump continues to weigh signing a national emerg...

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