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Friday, September 21, 2007

MacDill AFB Healthcare Programs Supported in Senate Bill

The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriation Act of 2008 provided $46 million for our own MacDill Air Force Base. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 92 to 1 and will now go to a joint conference to be reconciled with the House version.

In the Senate version, MacDill will get $41 million for clinic replacement and $5 million in Pharmacare additions.

While we are on the subject of military appropriations, I came across this little tidbit: Rep. Bill Young, who is the ranking member on the Defense Subcommittee, inserted earmarks benefitting 30 entities into bills brought up in that committee and received campaign contributions from 28 of those 30.

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