Homeland Security chair wants review of border wall contract

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DICKINSON — The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is asking the Office of the Inspector General to look into a $400 million contract awarded to a North Dakota company for a border wall in Arizona.

In a letter dated Wednesday, Congressman Bennie Thompson raised concern about the decision to give the contract to Fisher Sand and Gravel.

The company’s president is a Republican supporter and Thompson says President Donald Trump had urged the Army Corps of Engineers to give Fisher Sand and Gravel construction projects.

A message left Thursday with the company was not immediately returned to The Associated Press. 

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