Jul 25 2001

SHELBY ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR MONTGOMERY COURTHOUSE

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced $4 million in funding for Montgomery's Federal Building and Courthouse. The funding was included in the Senate Treasury and General Government Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2002, which is expected to be passed by the Appropriations Committee on Thursday, July 26. Included in the bill is approval of funding, secured by Sen. Shelby, for several other programs and projects to benefit Alabama.

Sen. Shelby said, "These funds will allow Montgomery to proceed with a number of necessary repairs and alterations to the Federal Building and Courthouse."

Also included in the bill were funds for several other Alabama and national projects. The bill includes $11.29 million for the design and site expenses for Mobile's Courthouse Annex; $500,000 for the ongoing efforts of the Gulf Coast High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) to combat drug trafficking in Alabama; and $2.544 million to fully fund the Exploited Child Unit of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.