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McCollum, House Appropriations Committee Advance Full Funding for Arden Hills National Guard Readiness Center

June 19, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and the House Appropriations Committee voted last week to approve $39 million for the construction of the Arden Hills National Guard Readiness Center.

“The Arden Hills National Guard Readiness Center is a critical project that will ensure our Minnesota National Guard units have the training and tools required to support our state and our country,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “I am proud that we have been able to secure this $39 million investment for our community and I look forward to ensuring this funding is enacted into law.”

The $39 million in funding is included in the $88.8 billion in discretionary funding in the fiscal year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill. Congresswoman McCollum, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, worked with her colleagues to provide full funding for all Army National Guard construction projects in this year’s appropriations bill, including for the Arden Hills project.

The Arden Hills National Guard Readiness Center, part of the Arden Hills Army Training Site, is a nearly 150,000 square foot center that will support training, administrative, and logistical requirements for the Minnesota National Guard.