$500K expected for Shorter Emergency center

Posted by: John Shryock - bio | email

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ths tow of Shorter's new Emergency Operations Center should receive $500,000 in Federal funding to help get it off the ground and serve the Macon County area, says Congressman Mike Rogers (R).

Rogers said the $500,000 appropriation is crucial for helping create the new, much-needed Macon County facility. The funding was contained in H.R. 2892 the FY 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which passed the House Thursday 307 to 114.

Rogers voted in favor of the bill, which is expected to pass the Senate and should be signed into law by President Obama.

"The Shorter Emergency Operations Center will provide the Macon County area with a one-stop-shop for all first responders, so they can better serve the entire community," said Rogers. "Rural areas like those across East Alabama deserve high-quality safety resources like these to help keep citizens safe."

Rogers is a member of the Homeland Security Committee and Ranking Member on the Homeland Security preparedness subcommittee.

"I am pleased to see Congress recognize the importance of this initiative and hope it will be beneficial to the entire community," Rogers added.

Rogers also serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Agriculture Committee.

Information Courtesy: Rep. Rogers' office

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