Republican Catches Pentagon Giving Millions To Who?

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( – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin in a letter to Lloyd Austin, the Secretary of Defense, questioned whether it was a good decision for the Pentagon to use $104 million in taxpayer funds for solar panels to be added to the building. 

As Youngkin argued in his letter he had important concerns regarding the plans to install solar panels on the Pentagon’s rooftop as well as to move forward with other installations without making it a clear requirement that these products need to be manufactured in the USA using American technology. 

Fox News Digital reviewed the letter where it was claimed that this move was going to have important implications for U.S. national security and would result in questions about whether or not American taxpayer dollars are going to be used to buy solar equipment from China. In the letter, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was also referred to as the United States’ biggest geopolitical and economic rival. 

In January the Department of Defense announced a plan that noted that as part of the efforts of the Biden administration to push for clean energy and to reestablish the administration as a “sustainability leader,” they would be moving forward with grants from the Energy Department. The grants are going to be received by 32 government sites, including the Pentagon, and add up to $104 million. 

In January a PBS report found that there were also projects that would take place at the U.S. Army Garrison in Germany and other locations. However, Youngkin claimed that he found this plan to be concerning.

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