Murkowski, Sullivan worried Alaska could lose military funding to border wall

February 22, 2019

Daily News Miner:

Alaska’s two Republican senators said they are concerned at the possibility of Alaska military funding being redirected toward President Donald Trump’s border wall effort. 

Trump declared a national emergency regarding the Southern border last week, a move that will likely take funding from the Department of Defense to fund the border wall. That is, if the declaration doesn’t run into any legal roadblocks. 

Democrats in the House and Senate are already questioning the legality of the declaration. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska,

joined the group, referring to the declaration as being on questionable legal ground in a recent interview with the Daily News-Miner. 

Since then, Murkowski has raised concerns over whether the border wall will take funding away from military projects in Alaska. 

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