- A fund of $1 billion in taxpayer money that was given to the Pentagon from Congress in March was allocated for a different purpose than what it was intended for.
- $1 billion was predominantly given to defense contractors and was also used for the manufacture of jet engine parts and body armor, the Washington Post first reported.
- The $1 billion fund comes from the Defense Production Act, which is a small portion of $3 trillion in emergency relief that Congress approved earlier this year.
- This comes as the coronavirus pandemic has left more than 202,000 Americans dead, with Congress unexpected to pass another wave of stimulus relief before the US presidential election on November 3.
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A $1 billion fund that was given to the Pentagon in March and paid for by taxpayers was re-allocated and not used how it was intended, according to