WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today released his funding requests for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill the Senate will consider later this year. Graham posted the funding requests on his official website. (LINK: https://bit.ly/3L132Sm )
Graham requested a combined $107.5 million for two projects in South Carolina to support the United States Army at Fort Jackson and the South Carolina National Guard at Joint Base Charleston.
Fort Jackson: $101 million for phase 2 of the Fort Jackson Reception Barracks.
Joint Base Charleston: $6.5 million for the construction of a National Guard Readiness Center.
“I believe it is important that elected officials have a say in how taxpayer money is spent on infrastructure and not rely on bureaucrats in Washington to protect South Carolina’s interests,” said Graham. “The funding requests are public record. Every person will be able to judge for themselves if these are worthwhile requests. I believe these projects are valuable, deserve funding, and will pay dividends for our state for years to come.”