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Congressman Williams: $145 Million for Fort Hood is a Huge Win

Aug 3, 2017
Press Release

AUSTIN – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood, one of the largest United States military installations in the world, released the following statement Thursday after Fort Hood Army Base was granted 145 million dollars of funding as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Operations and Maintenance appropriated funds:

“After tirelessly working with both Congress and Fort Hood, I am proud to announce we have successfully secured pivotal funding for the ‘Great Place.’  As the representative of Texas’ 25th Congressional District, I have visited the Army barracks on post numerous times throughout my duration in office. Since first being elected, I have made fighting for adequate means to be appropriated to Fort Hood, so our brave service men and women can have proper and livable housing, a top priority. I was proud to testify earlier this year to this specific Fort Hood-need in front of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies on the House Committee on Appropriations. This funding will enhance operational readiness and is long overdue. These soldiers voluntarily give the ultimate sacrifice to our nation and these resources will allow for upgrades and repairs for 15 enlisted housing barracks. Fort Hood is a treasure of Texas and our nation, and I am proud to represent this 340-square-mile installation that serves as the gold standard for the Army.”