There is $21 million dollars in the Milcon (Military Construction) fund that the president can use to build his wall. The money has already been allocated by congress, so all he has to do is use that money to build our wall at least in all in the drug running areas, which is a good use for the money.
And with the other $5 million, he has enough to build the entire wall. President Trump can act decisively while members of the House are considering the possibility to tear down all the existing walls. It’s almost like the Democrats are encouraging drug runners and human smugglers bringing in young girls for the sex trade.
Congress believes President Trump as $21 billion in unobligated military construction funding money available for the border wall with Mexico.
Foreign Policy reported:
The announcement Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency over the southern border is very likely to rope in the Pentagon, as the White House seeks to divert military funds to build his long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Congress believes the Pentagon has $21 billion in unobligated military construction funding—money that has been appropriated by the legislature and set aside for specific projects but not yet issued—that the president could use to build the wall over objections from Congress, according to two congressional aides.
I don’t think he needs permission from congress to use this money and Barack Obama called emergencies 13 times in 8 years including, Swine flu and Iran. He even diverted $1.8 billion dollars and sent it to Iran.