Trump Administration To Waive Contracting Laws To Build Border Wall

By Mark Brodie
Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 2:16pm
Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 9:08am

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Border Wall Construction
Jaime Rodriguez/U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Workers erect foundations for steel wall panels as part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s effort to install new border near Weslaco, Texas, in December 2019.

The Trump administration has said it will waive federal contracting laws to allow more than 170 miles of southern border wall to be built more quickly.

The laws include open competition requirements and other fail-safes — and the move will almost certainly draw criticism.

Elliot Spagat is following this story for the Associated Press, and he joined The Show how the decision came about.

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