Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed legislation that includes a number of items that U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to include for Wisconsin.
“I worked to include this funding because it delivers support from Washington to Wisconsin,” said Senator Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “This federal funding will support a wide variety of improvements in our state. I’m proud to have worked in a bipartisan way to fund these projects and deliver results for communities across Wisconsin.”
A list of Congressionally Directed Spending provisions Senator Baldwin worked to include can be found below.
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022
UW-Madison–Plant Germplasm Research Facility: $39,700,000 for upgrades to current facilities that are housing germplasm materials of national significance. The new facility would allow for continued workforce development benefits for the Agriculture Research Service through the availability of student and graduate researchers.
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College: $5,000,000 for development of student housing as part of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College’s plans for a new campus.
Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County: $4,000,000 to help build a replacement facility for Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County.
Sparta Free Library: $250,000 to support expansion and upgrades to the Sparta Free Library, built in 1902.
Glidden Area Ambulance Service: $151,000 to purchase a new ambulance in order to re-establish transporting service.
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program: $54,000 for the Iowa County Food Pantry.
Frederic Arts: $23,000 to make needed upgrades to support accessibility.
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022
Navigation Ecosystem Sustainability Program: $45,100,000 in Construction funds for the Army Corps to fund the first NESP construction on Lock and Dam 25 on the Mississippi River.
Army Corps Project in Marinette, Wisconsin: $200,000 to evaluate potential improvements important to the economic future of the region.
Army Corps Project in Two Rivers, Wisconsin: $20,000 to assess federal interest in a design deficiency analysis of the federal breakwater.
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022
Transient Training Enlisted Barracks, Fort McCoy: $29,200,000 to provide a permanently constructed barracks building to house 400 Soldiers during annual training and mobilization. Currently, Fort McCoy’s inventory of WWII Wood buildings does not provide enough capacity to field the population of Soldiers training on Fort McCoy.
Replace Aircraft Maintenance Hangar at Volk Combat Readiness Training Center: $2,280,000 to prepare for construction of a new hangar which is properly sited, adequately sized, and an appropriately configured aircraft hangar and maintenance shop in order to provide an integrated, year-round, and realistic training environment in order to enhance visiting unit’s mission capability and readiness.