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Sens. Moran and Roberts: U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill Including $300 Million for NBAF



July 02, 2014
Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, along with U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) announced that the Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill was approved with bipartisan support by the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations. The bill includes $300 million for construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), an amount equal to the funding requested in the President's FY2015 Budget and builds on the $404 million appropriated for the construction of NBAF in FY2014. This funding is a critical step forward to finish construction of the lab in Manhattan, Kan.

"As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I am committed to making certain NBAF remains a top priority," Sen. Moran said. "This $300 million investment solidifies Congressional support for the construction of a modern, world-class facility in Manhattan, Kansas, which will protect Americans against biological threats. Kansas will become a research epicenter, and the construction of this modern, world-class facility will ultimately create jobs for Kansans in the fields of engineering, science and technology. The talented young men and women who grow up here will have more opportunities to work and live in Kansas."

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