Sen. Hutchison Secures $15.5 Million for Lufkin Armed Forces Reserve Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, today announced that the committee has approved $15.5 million that she secured for the construction of an Armed Forces Reserve Center in Lufkin. The bill is now ready to be considered by the full Senate.

"Our reserve forces play an integral role in keeping America safe and secure," said Sen. Hutchison. "This funding for an Armed Forces Reserve Center will help provide modern facilities and resources for our reservists in Lufkin."

The U.S. Department of Defense will utilize the funding to construct an Armed Forces Reserve Center in Lufkin.

The appropriations legislation funds military construction projects for the U.S. Department of Defense. Sen. Hutchison successfully secured more than $1.5 billion in the bill for Texas military construction and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) projects.

The overall bill provides $11.3 billion for active duty military construction, $2.3 billion for family housing construction and operations, and more than $7.4 billion for the implementation of BRAC 2005.