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Mar 14, 2019 5:47 PM 1+ mon ago

Senators complain of slush fund and lack of border wall details as Pentagon chief faces budget questions

After persistent questioning, Shanahan and David Norquist, the department's budget chief, said no projects contracted for this year will be touched, but those without contracts could be vulnerable. Shanahan eventually promised that he would deliver the list of at-risk projects to Congress later Thursday. They said that in any case, money for family housing projects would not be touched.

"I feel completely sandbagged," said Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., noting that the list of potentially at-risk projects would be delivered after the expected Senate vote on a resolution to block Trump from using emergency powers to pay for the wall.

Kaine said senators have asked for that list for weeks, but military service leaders told them they needed Shanahan's permission. "So, were they only available in the last half hour?"

On another topic, Shanahan said the Pentagon has no plans to ...

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