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Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) announced today that the Fiscal Year 2011 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill (H.R. 5850) passed the U.S. House of Representatives last night by a vote of 251 to 167.  The bill includes funding for two Second District transportation projects: $500,000 for the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Apron and Various Improvements, in Albany; and $450,000 for the North Bypass, in Leesburg.

“This very important bill not only provides support for our nation’s infrastructure, highways, airports, and mass-transit systems, but it also provides support for our nation’s housing and community development needs, said Congressman Bishop.  “Strengthening our communities in Southwest Georgia has been and always will be a top priority for me.  I am very pleased that Albany and Leesburg will receive funds to ensure that area transportation needs are being met, and I look forward to watching these projects as they progress and seeing the positive effects they will have on our communities.”

For the full text, report, and summary of the bill, click here.

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  1. Mike says:

    Yes this bill was important, but if you look carefully, its bloated, and Congressman Bishop at every turn voted to keep it that way. The cost of the bill is 18% above it’s 2009 level, the bill is bigger than what the President’s budget called for. Bishop voted against amendments that would have returned it back to 2008 spending levels, voted against returning it 2009 spending levels voted against lowering it to the budget request levels and voted against returning $10.2 billion in unspent stimulus money. Roll call votes 493, 492, 490, 489.

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