Jul 17 2003

SHELBY ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA’S BIRTH DEFECTS MONITORING PROGRAM

Full Committee Passes Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced Senate Appropriations Committee approval of the University of South Alabama's Birth Defects Monitoring Program. This program will now be eligible for funding by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Sen. Shelby said, "I am very pleased that the committee has again recognized the importance of this program and has shown continued support for the work of the Birth Defects Monitoring Program at the University of South Alabama. The program will continue its studies of environmental causes of birth defects in the Ukraine. In addition to the important research conducted at this facility, the facility employs numerous Mobile-area residents."