Heinrich Denounces President Trump’s Plan To Divert $1 Billion In Military Funding To Pay For Border Wall

Plan targets 57 miles of border wall, including 46 miles in New Mexico

WASHINGTON (March 26, 2019) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to new information from Department of Defense on the Trump Administration’s plans to raid $1 billion in military funding and spend it on 57 miles of border wall, including 46 miles in New Mexico:

“It’s clear that President Trump does not care about our men and women in uniform when he is diverting military funds and jeopardizing our military readiness to pay for a border wall New Mexicans don’t want or need. His decision to raid these funds is an affront to Congress and to all New Mexicans, and I’ll do everything I can to stop it.”