|Recovery Act paid $215 million in 4th district, $73 million in Pulaski County
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 17, 2009) — Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) announced that today marks six months since the President signed H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, into law. Congress approved the legislation on Feb. 13. Since its passage, Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District has received over $215 million in Recovery Act funding.
Congressman Ike Skelton
“I am so pleased that communities throughout the Fourth District have secured Recovery Act funding for several important projects. The law is funding a new police vehicle for the Richland Police Department, addressing several maintenance issues at Stockton Lake, repairing 10 barracks at Fort Leonard Wood, and putting thirty-six youth to work in Johnson County. Many of the projects will increase access to community health centers, renovate schools, and upgrade roads and bridges in the District. Other projects will significantly improve quality of life for rural Missourians. These projects will save and create jobs, and will generate revenue for families and businesses throughout the Fourth District,” said Skelton.
The Recovery Act is a comprehensive stimulus plan that includes more than $288 billion in tax cuts and $499 billion in stimulus spending and is designed to reduce the length and severity of the recession and its impact on the American people and our national security.
A complete list of Recovery projects secured in Pulaski County is attached. A list of projects in the Fourth District is available online by visiting www.house.gov/skelton or by visiting www.recovery.gov.
Total projects: $73,031,937
Department of Agriculture projects
• City of Richland: $31,100 for community facilities program
• Richland Police Department: $16,500 for a police vehicle
Department of Defense projects
• Fort Leonard Wood: $65,159,000 for military construction and facility improvement
• Fort Leonard Wood: $3,758,000 for military construction and facility improvement
Department of Education
• Waynesville R-VI School District: $967,854 for impact aid construction formula grant program
Department of Health and Human Services
• Richland Medical Center, Inc.: $578,440 for capital improvement program
• Richland Medical Center, Inc.: $1,300,000 for community health center grant
• Richland Medical Center, Inc.: $231,373 for community health center grant
Department of Housing and Urban Development
• Richland Housing Development Authority: $160,670
Department of Transportation
• Highway 28, Pulaski/Maries counties: $829,000 repair and improvements
Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) serves as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton’s website is at http://www.house.gov/skelton.
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