Congressman Clyburn Secures more than $37 Million for S.C. Projects

Oct 10, 2008 Issues: Economy and Jobs

(Columbia, S.C. ) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn secured $37.382 million in this year’s appropriations cycle for defense, homeland security and military construction projects for South Carolina.  Each of the entities receiving funding made a request of Congressman Clyburn for assistance. 

“I am happy to help my constituents secure the federal funding they need for projects that will enhance our local economies, assist in our nation’s defense, and make our homeland more secure,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “These projects were brought to my attention by universities, private sector companies and government agencies to fulfill needs that are important to South Carolina and our nation. It is in my purview to assist them with these projects, and I am pleased to do so.”

Here are the projects funded through the Defense, Homeland Security and Military Construction appropriations bills that the President signed into law. 

Defense

Amount

Recipient

Project

$1.6 million

S.C. Air National Guard

Controlled Humidity Protection Program

$6.5 million

Medical University of South Carolina

Health Disparities program

$3.0 million

University of South Carolina —

Health Barriers Program

Troop Readiness Research

$3.5 million

S.C. Army Reserve National Guard

Exportable Combat Training Capability

$3.6 million

DefenseCS (Bamberg)

Anti-Ballistic Windshield Armor

$1.6 million

Sensor Electronics Technology

(Columbia)

Advanced UV Light Diode Sensor Development

$3.0 million

University of South Carolina

Hydrogen Battery Development

$2.0 million

South Carolina Research Authority

Tactical Metal Fabrication System

$3.0 million

University of South Carolina

Indium Nitride Research

$1.6 million

Advanced Technology Institute

Veterans’ Business Initiative

$2.0 million

Claflin University

BioButanol Production Research

$31.4 million

TOTAL

 

 

HOMELAND SECURITY

AMOUNT

RECIPIENT

PROJECT

$1.0 million

South Carolina Adjutant General

Bamberg Community Emergency Staging

Center

$1.0 million

TOTAL

 

 

MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

AMOUNT

RECIPIENT

PROJECT

$4.6 million

South Carolina Adjutant General

Hemingway Field Maintenance Renovation

$382,000

South Carolina Adjutant General

Sumter Readiness Center

$4.982 million

TOTAL

 

 

Congress passed a Continuing Resolution for all other federal agencies to operate in fiscal year 2009 at last year’s funding levels.  The Continuing Resolution expires in March 2009.

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