Loebsack and Bustos Urge House Appropriations Committee to Include Funding for Activation of Thomson Prison PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:30
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged the House Appropriations Committee to provide funding for the activation of Thomson Prison in their appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014. 

In a letter to the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS), Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia, and the Ranking Member, Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania, Loebsack and Bustos urged the inclusion of the Department of Justice’s budget request to activate new prisons, including Thomson prison.

Loebsack has long pushed to activate funding for opening Thomson Prison.  He has worked to push Chairman Wolf to include this funding in previous appropriations bills.

A signed copy of the letter can be found here.

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