Trump Administration Waives Border Wall Procurement Rules

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March 23, 2020
Mary B. Powers & Debra K. Rubin - Engineering News-Record

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Feb. 20 waived federal contracting rules to expedite construction of the U.S-Mexico border wall in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, citing legal authority under several U.S. laws, some dating back to the 1990s, to deal with what he claimed is "an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads ... to prevent unlawful entries."

Reprinted courtesy of Mary B. Powers, Engineering News-Record and Debra K. Rubin, Engineering News-Record

Ms. Rubin may be contacted at rubind@enr.com

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