Trump’s national emergency could divert St. Louis NGA facility funds, Democrats say

A planned National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility in St. Louis could see $670 million in funding diverted because of President Donald Trump’s national emergency. The facility is among 400 projects nationwide that could be affected by Trump’s declaration, according to a new list from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. 

The declaration faces a legal challenge from a coalition of 16 states, and Pelosi’s office compiled a list of projects that could be derailed because of the funds Trump wants for a southern border wall. 

Missouri’s Congressional delegation has placed a priority on the $1.7 billion NGA facility, set to be constructed in north St. Louis. Republican Sen. Roy Blunt has supported the federal government’s commitment to the facility in the past. 

Read more: Kansas City Star.

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