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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

U.S. House Approves Funding for FY 2004 Military Construction

June 26, 2003
Press Release

Washington DC-  The Military Construction funding bill for FY 2004 overwhelmingly passed today in the House today earmarked funding for special projects on Oklahoma bases. The Military Construction Authorization Act (H.R. 2559) unanimously passed in the House 428-0.

     "I am very pleased that our hard work paid off and that these requests for funding were included in the final House legislation. These projects aid our military in their continuous efforts to defend our country," Congressman Tom Cole said. 

     Fort Sill will receive $13 million for the second phase of the Consolidated Maintenance Complex and $3.5 million for the Modified Fire Range. Tinker Air Force Base will be receiving over $19 million for Building 3001 Revitalization (Phase I).

     Also included in the bill is two million dollars for an urban assault course at Fort Sill. The urban assault course, added in the Military Construction Appropriation bill at the request of Congressman Cole, will give Fort Sill the ability to implement a training program for urban combat.

     Additionally included in the Military Construction Appropriation Bill for Fort Sill is over $38 million recommended reprogramming requests from the Pentagon. This includes over $25 million for family housing construction and $13 million for barracks construction.