U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced the following military and national security wins for Tennessee in the appropriations minibus that passed the Senate yesterday.
- $38 million for the Multipurpose Training Range at Fort Campbell;
- Investment in hypersonic weapons development, which strengthens operations at Arnold Air Force Base, University of Tennessee Space Institute at Tullahoma, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory;
- Investment in Army Air Traffic Control Towers; which benefits Fort Campbell;
- Inclusion of Senator Blackburn’s proposal to prohibit the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from operating or providing federal funds for drones produced in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and Cuba;
- Inclusion of Senator Blackburn’s proposal to allocate $10 million toward mobile mammography services for women veterans.
“As home to many key U.S. military and research installations, it’s important Tennessee continues to receive the resources we need to innovate, support our veterans and families, and help combat the New Axis of Evil’s increasing aggression.” – Senator Blackburn