Biden returns $26M in border wall money to Navy shipyard

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The hammerhead looms over the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia on Friday, January 25, 2013. It’s a Hampton Roads icon, a part of the region’s landscape for more than 70 years, instantly recognizable. ( Steve Earley | The Virginian-Pilot )

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden is sending $26 million in federal funds back to a U.S. Navy shipyard in Virginia.

The money had been diverted by President Donald Trump to pay for a wall along the Mexico border.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the shipyard money is a sliver of the $3.6 billion that Trump had moved from the Department of Defense.

The Biden Administration is now sending billions back to a series of military projects. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth will use the $26 million to address numerous safety violations in one of its buildings.

They include a lack of sprinklers, poor placement of fire alarms and no mass notification system. The facility builds and repairs U.S. Navy ships.

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