Congressman Matt Gaetz Releases Statement on the Utilization of Military Funds for Border Security

September 5, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement in response to military construction funding being used to secure the southern border:

“Our nation’s borders are a military priority and a vital component of our national security. President Trump’s decision to use military funds to secure our southern border is a legitimate and necessary action. As of today, I have been assured that no funding will be diverted from any military installation or project within Florida’s First Congressional District to fund the construction of the border wall. I thank President Trump today for his renewed commitment to Northwest Florida’s military readiness and for his leadership in addressing the border crisis,” Congressman Matt Gaetz said.