Funds Redirected To Border Wall Impact Oklahoma National Guard Construction Project

Thursday, September 5th 2019, 7:20 am
By: Tess Maune

President Trump is redirecting about $3.5 billion from military construction projects to pay for the border wall.

This will put the construction for an Oklahoma National Guard shooting range on hold.

News On 6 has learned the $8 million earmarked to pay for that  project will now go to border wall construction instead. 

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe supports the move, saying that finishing the wall is a matter of national security.

"Temporarily redirecting military construction funds will let us make real progress on the wall without a substantial impact to the projects" said Inhofe.

Adjutant General Michael Thompson also weighed in, saying this "will have no long-term impact to the readiness or operations of the Oklahoma National Guard."

No projects at any of the state's five major military bases are impacted by the transfer of funds.