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Military construction funding includes local projects in Lehigh and Monroe Counties

12.20.09

JANUARY 2010, Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton edition of The Union News

Military construction funding includes local projects in Lehigh and Monroe Counties

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

REGION, December 2nd- Pennsylvania United States Democratic Senators Arlen Specter and Robert Casey have announced that the Senate has approved federal funding for several construction projects throughout the Commonwealth including in the Lehigh Valley.

Both Mr. Specter and Mr. Casey voted for the funding which is contained in the Fiscal Year 2010 Military Construction Appropriations Bill. The legislation still must be approved by the House of Representatives and signed by President Obama before funding is final.

“These projects are vital to Pennsylvania’s economic development and the overall security of the United States. I am pleased my colleagues have approved this important funding to improve Pennsylvania’s military projects and strengthen our nation’s defense,” stated Mr. Casey.

The funding secures $12.4 million for the Air Reserve Base in Pittsburgh which will cover the demolition of two Visiting Airmen Quarters and the construction of a new 3-story, 60 room facility to support the 911th Airlift Wing.

In addition the bill includes $3.2 million worth of funding for an Electronics Maintenance Shop at Tobyhanna Army Depot in Monroe County and $15 million to build an Armed Forces Reserve Center in Allentown

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