Pentagon Authorizes $1 Billion for Border Fence, Roads After Emergency Declaration

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has signed off on plans for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reprogram funds for up to $1 billion of infrastructure work on the U.S. southern border in response to a request from the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon announced Monday night. The news comes more than a month …

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An Arizona Lawmaker Still Wants the State to Take Over Federal Lands

On its face, Arizona State Representative Mark Finchem’s bill to nudge federal lands into state management is not about transferring ownership. Critics detect a ruse. HB 2547, a Republican-backed measure that would create a new state agency to manage federal public lands, cleared the House last week along party lines. It now sits in the Senate, where …

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