HOUSE PASSES TRANSPORTATION-HUD APPROPRIATIONS BILL
Last night the House of Representatives passed the $104 billion Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008 (HR 3074). Congressman Chip Pickering announced three projects funded by the legislation in the Third Congressional District.
"Safe, reliable and efficient transportation infrastructure is essential to economic development and attracting new jobs to Mississippi," Pickering said. "In addition to our national transportation priorities, projects like these three are critical to enhancing our Mississippi infrastructure."
Jackson Evers International Airport - $500,000 for airfield infrastructure improvements
East Metropolitan Corridor in Rankin County - $250,000
Highway 27 Hurricane Evacuation Route - $100,000