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Cornyn Opposes Using Funds For Harvey Recovery To Build Border Wall

NPR has reported the Army Corps of Engineers has been instructed to identify flood control and disaster mitigation projects that could be delayed or canceled.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Friday he opposes any plans to use disaster funding designated for Harvey recovery to build a border wall.

Cornyn’s remarks came after multiple news reports that the White House is exploring the idea of redirecting disaster funding to pay for the wall.

NPR has reported the Army Corps of Engineers has been instructed to identify flood control and disaster mitigation projects that could be delayed or canceled.

Following an event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, Cornyn said President Donald Trump is talking to his lawyers about whether he would have the authority to issue a national emergency and reprogram money that’s been allocated for other purposes.

“I will oppose any reprogramming of Harvey disaster funds,” the Senator said. “We worked very hard to make sure that the victims of Hurricane Harvey – their concerns are addressed and Texas is able to rebuild. And I think we are all together on that.”

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