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Funding approved in House for new Army Reserve Center and barracks at USMA

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed legislation that includes provisions to construct a new training center for the Army Reserve in Bullville and construction of a new cadet barracks at West Point.  The projects are included in the Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which passed in the House and is expected to win approval in the Senate.

The legislation includes $42 million for continued construction of barracks at West Point. The new Army Reserve Center will be named after SSG Frederick Ill, an Army reservist and New York City firefighter killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11.

“The bipartisan deal eliminates the devastating furloughs at West Point and Stewart Air Base, boosts critical investments in Head Start and the Federal Railroad Administration, averts a possible shutdown of the Dutchess County Airport, and finally ends the reckless across-the-board cuts from last Congress that hurt Hudson Valley businesses and families,” said Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY18). “Instead of more partisan games and Tea Party shutdowns, this agreement makes key investments to grow our economy, create jobs, and get our country back on track.”