(THE LID) – On President Joe Biden’s first day in office, he issued Presidential Proclamation 10142, halting construction on the border wall. But taxpayers are still on the hook to pay the defense contractors who had their work cut short.
Senator James Lankford (R-OK), the lead Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, released what he called “a blistering report” showing so far taxpayers have paid defense contractors $2 billion not to work.
Lankford’s report identifies the “termination and cancellation” costs still being accrued daily on the border wall contracts.
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