I read this article at First Coast News and wondered if what they reported could be true.
They stated, “Naval Station Mayport could lose more than $100 million in the contentious border wall fight.”
Read the article here: http://Border wall fight could cost Mayport base over $100 million in funding
That seemed far-fetched and we decided to ask someone who represents us, serves us in Washington and is close to what is going on. We reached Representative John Rutherford and asked him if this was a possibility.
His statement is below:
“I expect they have enough in previously appropriated accounts and still unexpended funds in accounts in every Department to meet the Presidents needs. It’s called remissions. It’s like the City does, sweeping program accounts of all unexpended funds from completed programs. I’m confident the President and DOD will cut from Milcon in a way that doesn’t hurt defense or Mayport. The media is just looking at the 2019 program appropriations in milcon and saying it’s at risk. And to some extent it could be, but highly unlikely. But there is not yet a list the President has put out.”
Thank you Rep. Rutherford for bringing a sense of calm to the “sky is falling” media hype.
We appreciate the media and would hope they would stop the left-leaning tactics of their reporting. It has hurt their image and caused more and more people to turn to other sources for their news. If they keep it up, TV news will be extinct one day.
First Coast News deserves a Stink Eye for political posturing instead of good old journalism of – “just the facts.”