MADISON, WI – Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) joined Senator Tammy Baldwin, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank, and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean Kate VandenBosch to announce federal funding for UW-Madison. The university received $41,074,000 in funding for three projects through the recently passed government funding bill.

  • $39.7 million toward a new plant breeding facility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The existing World War II-era building, which is shared by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture researchers, is outdated and in severe need of replacement
  • $1.2 million for weather satellite instrumentation for UW-Madison that will support work performed by NASA and NOAA.
  • $174,000 for the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center located at UW-Madison.

Rep. Mark Pocan said, “As a proud UW-Madison alumnus, it was a privilege to work with Senator Baldwin and Chancellor Blank to advocate for my alma mater and these impressive projects. UW-Madison is home to some of our nation’s brightest students and the world’s best researchers. These federal funds will ensure UW-Madison can continue to be the trailblazing university that it always has been.”

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