The cost of a high-tech security fence surrounding US President Joe Biden’s Delaware beach house has grown to about $500,000, funded by the US Department of Homeland Security.
According to USASpending.gov, a website that tracks government spending across federal agencies and departments, the Department of Homeland Security awarded a $450,000 contract to Turnstone Holdings LLC for the construction of a security fence around Biden’s Rehoboth, Delaware beach residence.
Records on the site show more funds were added to the project in November last year, and again in June this year, bringing the total amount spent on the endeavor so far to about $500,000.
The fence project was initially slated to cost $456,548 and be completed by December 31, 2021, but has reached a total of $490,324 and is currently scheduled for completion in early June of 2023.
Asked by the New York Post why the project’s cost and timeline have expanded so much since its start, a Secret Service spokesperson declined to comment on “the means, methods or resources used to conduct our protective operations,” saying “the need to maintain operation security” as the reason for their silence.
The fence project comes as some states along the US-Mexico border have begun acting on their own to complete gaps in border fencing started by former president Donald Trump. Arizona officials began transporting in shipping containers to stack atop each other last week to fill in 1,000 foot gaps left in the unfinished border wall construction.
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