McConnell vows to protect Kentucky middle school from Trump's grab for wall funding

Sep 2012
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SoCal
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Moscow Mitch vows to protect the school in HIS state only ... tuff luck for everyone else. He's blaming tRumps clusterfuck vanity wall denial of funding on DEM S despite the fact that CONS held the entire Congress for two years and denied funding the wall for that entire time. The corruption of the Trump Mafia continues unabated.

McConnell vows to protect Kentucky middle school from Trump's grab for wall funding
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would defend funding for a new middle school in his home state of Kentucky after it was selected as one of the military projects the Trump administration will delay in order to fund border wall construction.

Secretary of Defense Matt Esper announced on Tuesday the list of projects impacted by the funding move, which would shift a little less than $1.8 billion from projects in 23 states and three US territories. The middle school was slated to receive $62.6 million in February 2020.

"Senator McConnell recently talked to Secretary Esper regarding the issue and is committed to protecting funding for the Ft. Campbell Middle School project," a spokesman for McConnell said in a statement.

The school is to be located on Fort Campbell, which covers 105,000 acres partly in Tennessee and partly in Kentucky. The base is home to the Army's fifth largest military population, including members of the 101st Airborne Division, known as the "Screaming Eagles."

The Kentucky Republican voted to support Trump's national security declaration in March, which allowed the President to use military funding for border wall projects.

The spokesman for McConnell blamed the delayed military construction projects -- a funding decision made by Trump to secure his long-sought-after funding for a border wall -- on Democrats.

"Regrettably, Democrat opposition to secure our borders has now led to the potential delay of certain Military Construction projects," the spokesman added in a statement. "We would not be in this situation if Democrats were serious about protecting our homeland and worked with us to provide the funding needed to secure our borders during our appropriations process."

In total, 127 domestic and overseas projects are being put on hold to help fund the wall that Trump initially promised would be paid for by Mexico.
 
Apr 2012
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Englewood,Ohio
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Moscow Mitch vows to protect the school in HIS state only ... tuff luck for everyone else. He's blaming tRumps clusterfuck vanity wall denial of funding on DEM S despite the fact that CONS held the entire Congress for two years and denied funding the wall for that entire time. The corruption of the Trump Mafia continues unabated.

McConnell vows to protect Kentucky middle school from Trump's grab for wall funding
Moscow Mitch said it was all Democrats fault the border was such a mess, as if Republicans have not been in charge of funding since 2 years after Obama took office.

Did any of you watch CSPAN today? All the Democratic candidates spoke and it was really great to hear positive ideas after 3 years of lies and turmoil.
 
May 2012
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By the wall
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What the hell are they teaching that they need 62 million in funding for?

That's more than like all districts in California.
 
Jul 2011
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Moscow Mitch vows to protect the school in HIS state only ... tuff luck for everyone else. He's blaming tRumps clusterfuck vanity wall denial of funding on DEM S despite the fact that CONS held the entire Congress for two years and denied funding the wall for that entire time. The corruption of the Trump Mafia continues unabated.

McConnell vows to protect Kentucky middle school from Trump's grab for wall funding
To pass spending out of the Senate you need 60 votes.

Of course you knew this fact.