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Reps. Hice, Allen Secure Full Funding for Cyber Instructional Facility at Fort Gordon

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Washington, June 21, 2019 | comments

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressmen Jody Hice (GA-10) and Rick Allen (GA-12) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, en bloc amendment package to H.R. 3055, a Fiscal Year 2020 “minibus,” which included an amendment sponsored by both Representatives. Allen and Hice introduced the amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs division of the bill – which increases the funding level to fulfill the President’s budget request for construction of the second project of the Cyber Instructional Facility at Fort Gordon from $70 million to $107 million. This amendment was fully offset by reducing spending in another account.

“Cyber is the present and future of modern warfare, and at Fort Gordon, our soldiers are already on the front lines fighting the ever-increasing number of cyber threats from our adversaries. U.S. Army Cyber Command’s transition to Fort Gordon is moving forward full steam ahead, and the construction of state-of-the-art facilities is required in order to facilitate this transition successfully and continue the tradition of training world-class, highly skilled cyber professionals. Passage of today’s amendment is critical to ensuring that Fort Gordon is fully equipped with the tools and resources needed to accomplish its mission.”

To view Congressman Allen’s remarks to the House Rules Committee, please click here.

To view Congressman Hice’s remarks on the House floor, please click here.

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