Jul 09 2008

Shelby Announces Financial Services Funding for West Alabama

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee, announced subcommittee approval of the fiscal year 2009 Financial Services Appropriations bill.  Following today’s action by the subcommittee, the bill will now go to the full Appropriations committee for consideration.  The following project for Alabama is included in the bill. 

Tuscaloosa Federal Building - $25 Million

Congress has already appropriated $42 million for the construction of a new federal building.  The additional $25 million will allow the General Services Administration to complete this project.

"The new Tuscaloosa Federal Building will bring critical security enhancements for a facility that will house the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Social Security Administration, United States Courthouse space and Congressional offices,” said Shelby.  “The current building is outdated and lacks the necessary security features to protect key federal offices and employees.  The new building will provide a centralized location for residents to seek assistance from the federal government.”