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Congressman Tom Cole Announces Funds in Transportation Bill for Ada

September 22, 2004
Press Release

Washington, D.C.  Congressman Tom Cole voted today for legislation that will fund the construction of a new terminal at the Ada Airport. The Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2005 (H.R. 5025) passed in the House today.

The Ada Airport is an important contributor to the economy of Pontotoc County," Congressman Cole said. "These funds will help them make improvements to the airport in order to continue meeting the needs of their community."

Almost one billion dollars was designated for airport construction projects across the country to be made available through discretionary grants. Ada Airport was designated as a key project in H.R. 5025.

"Although the House legislation does not designate a specific amount to any airport, they have pinpointed the Ada Airport as a priority project. I will work to ensure that the appropriate funds are included in the final version of the legislation," Congressman Tom Cole said.

The Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2005 provides more than $89.9 billion in budgetary resources for transportation projects across the country. It must now be passed by the Senate. 

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