Price Amendment to Provide New Funding for N.C. Military Installations Adopted
WASHINGTON, DC (May 21, 2019) – Today, Congressman David Price (D-NC) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) offered a bipartisan amendment to the FY2020 Defense Appropriations Bill that would help military installations affected by recent natural disasters. Congressman Price released the following statement after this amendment was adopted by the Appropriations Committee in today’s full-committee markup:
“More than eight months after Hurricane Florence, hundreds of buildings at Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River, and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point remain destroyed or severely damaged – many with walls caving in or with missing roofs,” said Congressman Price. “This damage harms readiness at our North Carolina installations, which one-third of the active duty Marine Corps personnel call home.”
“As North Carolina’s only appropriator, I offered a bipartisan amendment alongside Congressman Fortenberry that would provide funding for the Department of Defense to purchase temporary trailers to allow those stationed at New River and Cherry Point to continue the important work they do while building renovations continue following Hurricane Florence. While North Carolina awaits passage of a comprehensive disaster relief bill, I’m grateful that the committee approved this bipartisan amendment, and I will continue working to ensure our state receives the resources necessary to make a full recovery.”
Congressman Price’s bipartisan amendment passed on a voice vote. The text of the amendment can be found here.