|November 6, 2003|
Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, has worked with colleagues on this bill to develop American military bases and improve the quality of life for our troops and their families. In a vote of 417-5, the House voted late yesterday afternoon to send H.R. 2559, the Military Construction Appropriations package, to President Bush for his signature.
The Military Construction bill provides over $6 million for two construction projects at the Fort Worth Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base. The base would receive $3.52 million to build a new passenger terminal and $2.66 million to construct a Joint Service Police Station that will house Navy, Air Force, and Texas Air National Guard Security personnel. The existing passenger terminal and police station are in poor condition and will be demolished. Granger, a member of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee since 1999, requested funding for both the new buildings. "This investment in the future of the Fort Worth NAS/JRB will further help the men and women at the base contribute to our national defense," said Granger. "We have fought hard to ensure this funding is made available to our military personnel. It’s an honor to have worked on this bill that will improve the infrastructure at the base."