Today, the President signed into law the first installment of the $182 million building expansion project at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) secured in the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). Language was included in the military construction appropriations bill signed today to make a portion of $182 million “immediately available” for construction in 2019.

“I fought to authorize $182 million for a new building for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), surpassing the President’s budget request. Today the President signed a bill officially making the first $61 million of that project available on October 1st. There is critical work being done at Wright-Patt and NASIC to keep our country safe and ensure we stay ahead of our adversaries in intelligence. I fought to make this incredible investment in our community a reality, and I am glad these funds will be immediately put to use at Wright-Patt.”