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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 22 April 2009

Tuesday U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that $54,696,000 has been made available in Washington State by the Department of Defense for infrastructure repairs at Fort Lewis.  This funding was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

"Investing in our military infrastructure here in Washington State is absolutely critical as we work toward economic recovery," said Senator Patty Murray. "This funding will provide a boost to our economy while ensuring that our men and women in Fort Lewis have safe and modern facilities."

As a senior member of the Military Construction and Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee, Senator Murray worked to ensure that investments in our nation's military bases were included in the Recovery Act.  Senator Murray voted to pass the Recovery Act on February 13th. The bill was signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 17. 

Total Fort Lewis Funding:                                             $54,696,000
Repair Small Arms Ranges:                                            $1,500,000

Major Range Road Repairs:                                          $2,226,000

Repair Heat Distribution Piping:                                  $10,570,000

Repair/Replace Transformers and Vaults:              $2,000,000

Repair/Upgrade Fire Suppression Systems:          $3,500,000         

Replace Stack on Boiler Plants:                                    $3,400,000

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