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Subcommittee Approves Military Construction Appropriations Bill

On June 12, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction approved, by voice vote, its FY2003 appropriations bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The measure would allocate approximately $10.1 billion, a $522 million decrease from the FY2002 appropriations bill (P.L. 107-64). No amendments were offered during the subcommittee’s consideration of the bill.

Under the measure, $4.2 billion would be allocated for military family housing, of which $1.3 billion would be allocated for new family housing units and improvements to existing units, and $2.9 billion would be used for the operation and maintenance of existing units. Congress allocated $4.1 billion in FY2002 for military family housing.

In addition, the measure would allocate $18 million for child development centers. In FY2002, Congress provided $43 million for child development centers.

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