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K-State Today

March 5, 2014

$300 million to advance NBAF construction included in President Obama’s 2015 budget

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Congressional Delegation announced yesterday that the president’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 designates $300 million to advance construction on the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. The move by the administration signals clear support for completion of the project as a national security priority.

The entire delegation and the NBAF Task Force will continue efforts to secure this funding through the appropriations process. If appropriated, these funds would complete the federal investment and would allow the project to be finished on budget.

“The administration and the Department of Homeland Security made it clear that they share our commitment to building NBAF and creating a research epicenter in Kansas by including a $300 million DHS appropriations request in their fiscal year 2015 budget,” the delegation said in a prepared statement.

“This gives Congress a blueprint to provide the final portion of funding to advance construction of the modern, world-class NBAF facility so it can protect the national security of the United States. We will continue to work to make certain NBAF remains a top priority for Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle as we work to secure the final portion of funding for construction of NBAF during the appropriations process.”