Sen. McConnell secures funding in bill for western KY projects

Sen. McConnell secures funding in bill for western KY projects
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) secured resources for Kentucky in a government funding bill that passed the Senate on June 25.

WASHINGTON (KFVS) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) secured resources for Kentucky in a government funding bill that passed the Senate on June 25.

In the bill, $206 million would support cleanup and deactivation work at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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Also, $35 million would support the completion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Olmsted Locks and Dam project and other projects. And, $25 million for the Delta Regional Authority, which supports economic and infrastructure development in the Mississippi Delta region.

This was part of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations portion of the funding bill.

"This legislation will impact communities across the country, including in Kentucky. It allocates critical resources for the safety, security, and readiness of the nation's nuclear arsenal. It delivers record funding for cutting-edge scientific research. And it directs support for mitigating flood damage, protecting shorelines, and upkeep for America's inland waterways," Senator McConnell said.

The legislation now goes to a Conference Committee to finalize the difference between the Senate and House versions of the bill.

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