Posted on July 23, 2021

Biden Administration Pays $3 Million Every Day to Not Build the Border Wall

Kaylee Greenlee, Daily Caller, July 21, 2021

The Biden administration is spending around $3 million daily to not finish construction on the southern border wall, Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford said Wednesday.

Around $2 billion in taxpayer dollars have been wasted on paying Department of Defense (DOD) contractors to not build the border wall since Jan. 20, increasing by at least $3 million daily, according to Lankford. Former President Donald Trump allocated $10 billion to the DOD for border wall construction and the Biden administration had spent about $2 billion on suspension and termination costs paid to contractors.


{snip} The Biden administration also proposed canceling all border funds not already committed to projects in 2021 in the administration’s 2022 budget request to Congress.

“The Biden administration is setting money on fire while our border burns,” former CBP acting Commissioner and Heritage Foundation visiting fellow Mark Morgan and former DHS acting Deputy Chief of Staff and Heritage Foundation Senior Research Fellow Lora Ries said in a joint statement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation.