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Pat Shanahan

Acting Pentagon Chief Pat Shanahan Authorizes $1B for Border Wall

The Pentagon announced Monday evening that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan authorized $1 billion for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) for building the border wall pursuant to the president’s emergency declaration last month.

Stewart Williams works with a crew removing border to be replaced with new border wall Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. U,S. President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial …