WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), ranking member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the full committee has approved the Fiscal Year 2009 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which includes $29 million that Sen. Hutchison secured for an Armed Forces Reserve Center Building in San Marcos. The bill is now ready to be considered by the full Senate. “Our reserve forces play an integral role in the War on Terror,” said Sen. Hutchison. “This funding will help provide modern facilities and resources for our reservists.”
San Marcos will utilize the $29 million to construct an Armed Forces Reserve Center Building.
The appropriations legislation funds military construction projects for the U.S. Department of Defense. Sen. Hutchison successfully secured more than $2.5 billion in the bill for Texas military construction projects and BRAC projects.
The overall bill provides $10.3 billion for active duty military construction. It also provides $3.2 billion for family housing construction and operations and $240.9 million for the NATO Security Investment Program. A BRAC fund provides more than $9 billion for BRAC 2005 implementation.
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