Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

House Passes Defense Appropriations Bill with $29.6 Million for Georgia

Dec 16, 2009
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3326, the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations bill, which completes the Appropriations Acts for Fiscal Year 2010 (FY2010). The bill includes more than $29.6 million in funding for Georgia’s Second Congressional District and the state of Georgia.

“Southwest Georgia has a strong military presence through our Army base at Fort Benning and the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany,” Bishop said. “The funding approved by the House today will invest in necessary equipment, training, cutting-edge weaponry and research for our men and women in uniform. With this bill, we are protecting them as they go into battle in defense of our nation.”

The following Second District and Georgia projects were included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations bill approved today by the House of Representatives:

  • $4,000,000 – Soldier Center at Patriot Park, Fort Benning;
  • $800,000 – Global Supply Chain Management, Albany State University;
  • $1,600,000 – Cognitive Based Modeling and Simulation for Tactical Decision Support, Columbus State University;
  • $800,000 – Advanced Carbon Hybrid Battery for Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Columbus;
  • $1,600,000 –Customized Nursing Programs, Darton College (Albany, Ga.);
  • $1,200,000 – High Energy Li-Ion Technology for Aviation Batteries, Valdosta;
  • $1,600,000 – Advanced Lithium Battery Scale-up and Manufacturing, Atlanta;
  • $800,000 – Demonstration and Validation of Renewable Energy Technology, Albany State University;
  • $2,400,000 – Dr. John H. Hopps Defense Research Scholars Program, Morehouse College;
  • $1,600,000 – Cooperative Developmental Energy Program, Fort Valley State University;
  • $1,520,000 – Nanophotonic Biosensors, University of Georgia;
  • $4,000,000 – Fort Benning National Incident Management System/Operations Center;
  • $1,600,000 – Wire Integrity Technology, Warner Robins AFB;
  • $2,500,000 – Advanced Bio-Engineering for Enhancement of Soldier Survivability, Georgia Tech University;
  • $4,000,000 – Advanced Sam Hardware Simulator Development, Georgia Tech University.

For a complete summary of the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations Act, please visit the House Appropriations Committee web site at

Once the conference report is approved by the Senate, it will go to the President’s desk for his signature.