Patty in the News

U.S. Senator Patty Murray, a member of the Senate Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee (MCAS), announced $398.8 million for military installations in Washington State. The funding will be used to make improvements to a number of installations that facilitate training and care for service members and their families. The funding is also expected to create family-wage construction jobs in communities throughout the state. The funding was included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Military Construction Appropriations bill.

“Our state’s military installations are the backbone of our country’s defense, our communities’ economic well-being, and our service members’ training,” said Senator Murray. “This bill doesn’t just make physical improvements to our state’s bases, it invests in improving the quality of life for our service members and their families. This funding will help create jobs, get local economies moving, and ensure that Washington state remains home to some of our country’s very best military facilities and service members.”

The bill passed by the Senate included $136.4 million for Kitsap’s military installations, and $87.3 million for Bangor. Also to receive funds are Fort Lewis, Fairchild, and Spokane.

- Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal