West Point Could Help Fund Wall

Projects would be canceled for border

U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, whose district covers the Highlands and West Point, protested to the Department of Defense after it confirmed that four projects at the United States Military Academy could be canceled to contribute $250 million for a border wall promoted by President Donald Trump.

The Pentagon confirmed that the president’s declaration of a national emergency put the funds at risk, Maloney said. The projects cited as being “vulnerable” were an engineering center, enhancements to the West Point Cemetery, a water treatment plant and a parking structure.

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