Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Berry Secures $6 Million for Jonesboro in Defense Appropriations Bill

I was able to secure $6 million in the House version of the Fiscal Year 2007 Defense Appropriations Bill for critical research and development projects in the Jonesboro area. The measure, which is set to pass the full House today, includes $5 million for Arkansas State University (ASU) and $1 million for Bates Uniform Footwear in Jonesboro to develop an advanced mountain climbing boot for the U.S. special operations forces.

There are many exciting projects happening right here in Jonesboro that are essential to our national security. I am pleased to see my colleagues in the U.S. Congress support these projects, and give our university and industries in Jonesboro the opportunity to play a leading role in our national defense.

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