Press Release

Rep. Cuellar: Trump Cuts of $3.6 Billion From Military Construction Projects Is Unacceptable

Texas Loses $357 million, Including Funds for JBSA

Washington, D.C. | Charlotte Laracy, DC Press Secretary (202-226-1583); Leslie Martinez, District Press Secretary (956-286-6007), September 3, 2019

Rep. Cuellar: Trump Cuts of $3.6 Billion From Military Construction Projects Is Unacceptable

Texas Loses $357 million, Including Funds for JBSA 

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement on the Administration’s decision to reprogram $3.6 billion of military construction funds to build the border wall:  

“This is not reprogramming, this is unilaterally cutting funds that were approved by the House and the Senate. The $357 million cut would negatively impact projects at Joint Base San Antonio, such as air traffic control towers, dormitories, and dining halls, as well as vital renovations and training facilities nationwide.

"As a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I worked hard to help build a budget that meets our strategic military needs and it is irresponsible and harmful to eliminate these funds.”

To see military construction projects reprogrammed for the border wall, click here.