WASHINGTON, D.C.—U. S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved more than $132 million for military construction projects in New Jersey. The projects were included in the FY 2013 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today. The bill now heads to the full Senate for consideration.
“These construction projects will help to strengthen New Jersey’s military installations and provide our troops with the best training and tools possible,” stated Lautenberg, an Army veteran and member of the Appropriations Committee. “We must continue to make sure New Jersey plays a role in advancing America’s military preparedness and I will fight to pass this bill in the Senate.”
“These investments in New Jersey’s military installations will enhance our national security, provide support and top-notch training for the men and women serving our country and give a boost to our economy,” said Menendez. “I’m proud to fight to ensure this funding bill passes Senate so we can get these critical projects off the ground.”
Military Construction Funds for New Jersey – Total $132.1 million
- $47 million for the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for a flight equipment complex.
- $7.4 million for the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for an infantry training course.
- $10.2 million for Picatinny Arsenal for a munitions research and evaluation center.
- $33.5 million for Earle Naval Weapons Station for an engineering building.
- $34 million for upgrades to the Sea Girt Army National Guard Training Center.