February 15, 2019
Regional Implications of Redirecting Military Funds to Build the Wall
President Trump declared today that he would redirect military project funding to build a border wall. When this idea first surfaced last month, AAF’s Director of Fiscal Policy Gordon Gray analyzed which projects are slated to receive funding through the military’s construction budget (Milcon) and which states could lose federal funding because of this declaration.
Military facilities are distributed throughout the nation and are hubs of economic activity that are zealously protected by the states’ representatives in Congress. When it comes to federal defense dollars spent in home districts and states, there are no hawks and doves, only competing advocates.