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Casey: Border Wall Plan Could Put PA Aircraft, Submarine Project Money At Risk

Matt Rourke
Sen. Bob Casey D-Pa., speaks at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania candidates in Philadelphia, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey's office says federal money for submarine manufacturing in Philadelphia, aircraft construction in Pittsburgh and other projects in Pennsylvania could be at risk of being diverted by the Trump administration to help finance a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Casey's office said Thursday that there's nearly $200 million in congressionally approved money for military construction projects in Pennsylvania.

In a statement, Casey office says it's received no information from Trump's administration, and Casey says he'll fight to keep the funding.

The Department of Defense says no decisions have been made. The White House has said the border project would receive $3.6 billion that Congress originally provided for military construction projects.

Pennsylvania's attorney general, Josh Shapiro, says he could sue if Pennsylvania loses federal funds because of President Donald Trump's border wall.