Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan today applauded President Obama for including full funding for Michigan State University's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams in his 2015 Budget. The President's budget includes $90 million to continue construction of FRIB next year. The budget request comes after Senators Stabenow and Levin led the effort to include full funding for FRIB in the 2014 appropriations bill and to authorize construction to begin this month.
"With the groundbreaking of FRIB scheduled this month, this is great news for our state and for MSU," said Stabenow. "This facility will cement MSU's role as a global leader in scientific research and create thousands of good-paying jobs. FRIB will put Michigan at the forefront of cutting-edge research that can lead to advances in everything from medicine to national security to energy, and ensure our nation's leadership in this critical field of science."
"With this budget, FRIB is moving closer and closer to reality -- a reality that includes pushing the frontiers of human knowledge and new economic opportunity for our state," Levin said. "This is an investment in science and opportunity that will pay off for decades to come."