Sep 21 2001

SEN. SHELBY ANNOUNCES ALABAMA FUNDING

Senate Approves Funding for the Auburn University Canine Detection Training Center

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee announced the approval of funding for Auburn University.

At Sen. Shelby's request, the Senate approved $1 million for the Auburn University Canine Detection Training Center. The funding will allow Auburn University to develop a curriculum for the training of law enforcement dogs to combat and respond to terrorist activities specifically related to chemical and biological threats.

"Funding for this Center comes at a crucial time," said Shelby. "This money will allow Auburn University to help our nation prepare for what many view as the next major threat to the United States."

The $1 million for Auburn University was included in the Fiscal Year 2002 Treasury and General Government Appropriations bill, which passed the Senate late Wednesday evening.