Dec 18 2007

Shelby Secures Nearly $1 Billion for Alabama

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced Senate approval of $976,983,000 for projects in Alabama included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008.  In addition, this measure includes $622 million for nationwide emergency agricultural aid that will assist Alabama’s drought-stricken agriculture community.  Following approval by the House of Representatives, the measure will be sent to the President for his signature.

“This legislation provides funding for important projects in Alabama that will bring about change and spur greater economic opportunity for the people of our great state,” said Shelby.  “As the senior U.S. Senator from Alabama, it is my duty to secure funds that benefit projects at home.  Alabama’s taxpayers deserve to see an investment in their public services and I will continue to fight to ensure that Alabama receives its fair share of federal funding.”

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 is comprised of the following appropriations bills: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Homeland Security; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; the Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. 

For more information regarding local Alabama projects that received funding in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, please visit Senator Shelby’s website at www.shelby.senate.gov.