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Kansas delegation applauds $300 million in new federal budget for biolab

03/04/2014 4:45 PM

03/04/2014 6:22 PM

President Barack Obama’s new budget recommends spending an additional $300 million on the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kan.

Congressional approval of the request would complete federal financing for the facility, where scientists will study diseases and pathogens that pose a threat to livestock and public health.

The overall cost to taxpayers will exceed $1 billion. Initial construction is underway.

In a combined statement, the Kansas congressional delegation — all Republicans — applauded the White House’s recommendation.

“We will continue to work to make certain NBAF remains a top priority,” the statement said.


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