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Congressman Cole Announces Funds in Spending Bills for Lawton

November 20, 2004
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole secured $807,000 for priority projects in the Lawton area in FY05 spending bills that passed in the U.S. House today. The Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY2005, H.R. 4818, will provide funding for water and transportation projects in the Lawton area.

"These are important projects for the Lawton Community and I am very pleased that these funds were included in the final version of the spending bills that passed in the House today," Congressman Tom Cole said.

The spending bill contains funds for the following projects:

  • Lawton buses and bus facilities, $207,000
  • Lawton wastewater infrastructure rehabilitation project, $600,000

Also included in this legislation for the Lawton area are the following projects whose actual dollar amount will be determined by the Department of Agriculture. These projects will be available through discretionary grants:                             

  • Sewer line improvements in Chattanooga
  • Painting of the water tower in Sterling
  • Restoration of the community building in Cache

The spending bill passed today in the House will fund America's priorities for 2005 while funding priority projects in Oklahoma. This legislation fully complies with the spending targets agreed to by the Congress and the Administration by freezing non-defense discretionary spending.