Trump's emergency declaration could take money from Nellis AFB projects

    It's unclear if any Nellis Air Force Base construction projects could be cancelled as President Donald Trump plans to use money from other projects to build a wall on the southern United States border. (NAFB photo)

    The declaration of an emergency by President Donald Trump could endanger several construction projects, including some at Nellis Air Force Base.

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, who represents the Nevada Congressional District 4 that Nellis is in, said in a Friday Tweet that "The president's unconstitutional action threatens to take money away from construction at Nellis Air Force Base, and local national security activities that keep Nevada families safe. I will support the House's actions to restore order and protect Nevadans."

    The president's plan basically includes taking money for various military and Army Corps of Eingineers construction projects to secure some $8 billion of money for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    No specific details have been released by the White House, however these are the ongoing Army Corps of Engineer’s construction projects in District 4 that the congressman is concerned about losing funding, said spokeswoman Robyn Patterson:

    Army Corps has been heavily involved in Air Force construction work at Nellis AFB. They have an established construction field office at Nellis and have performed work with NNSA and DOE in prior years at the Nevada Test Site.

    Fiscal Year 2016: MCAF F-35A Munitions Maintenance Facility – contracts to be awarded in late April.

    Fiscal Year 2016: MCDL Fuel Hydrant Replacement Area – In Construction.

    Fiscal Year 2016: F-35 Live Ordnance Loading Area – In Construction.

    Fiscal Year 2016: MCAF F-35A Airfield Pavement – In Construction.

    Fiscal Year 2017: MCAF F-35 POL Fillstand, Nellis AFB – Contracts scheduled to be awarded in first and second quarters of fiscal year 2019.

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