Nov 17 2005

Graham and DeMint Announce More Than $44 Million for South Carolina Projects

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the United States Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2006 Commerce and Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill that contains more than $44 million for South Carolina projects. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint voted in favor of the bill, which passed 94-5. This bill was passed by the House of Representatives last week and is expected to be signed into law by President Bush. “I am proud that South Carolina’s delegation was able to work together to provide funding for these important projects,” said Graham. “The programs funded by this bill will help our universities remain at the forefront of research, assist local law enforcement agencies, update infrastructure, and improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.” "These funds will go toward increasing our local law enforcement officers’ ability to communicate with each other during emergencies," said Senator DeMint. Highlights of the bill include: Low Country
  • $8 million for the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina
  • $2.3 million for the Southern Shrimp Alliance
  • $1.5 million for the South Carolina Coastal Initiative for land acquisition in Beaufort County
  • $250,000 for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) for RecFIN
  • $200,000 for Florence Crittenton in Charleston
  • $150,000 for the Southeastern Law Enforcement Center for law enforcement technologies
  • $100,000 for the Southeastern Law Enforcement Center’s Lowcountry Information Technology Improvement Project
  • $50,000 for the Walterboro Sheriff’s Office
  • $50,000 for Darkness to Light juvenile sexual abuse educational programs in Charleston
Pee Dee
  • $250,000 for Kingstree Law Enforcement Training
  • $200,000 for the Myrtle Beach International Trade Center
  • $50,000 for the Williamsburg Sheriff’s Department
      • $4.5 million for prosecutorial training by the National Advocacy Center
      • $2.05 million for Caro-Coops at the University of South Carolina
      • $600,000 for the Richland County Learning Center
      • $300,000 to develop a DNA forensics lab at Claflin University
      • $50,000 for the Gang Intervention/Methamphetamine Initiative in Columbia
      • $50,000 for the Town of Santee Police Department
      • $50,000 for Sumter County
      • $300,000 for the Rock Hill Communications Center
      • $13 million for the National Textile Center
      • $150,000 for the Anderson County 800 MHz Communication Project
      • $100,000 for the Clemson ICAR Innovation Center
      • $8.2 million to Experimental Programs to Stimulate Competitive Research educational programs EPSCoR) at the University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina and Clemson University
      • $850,000 for SCDNR’s MARMAP- Marine Resources Monitoring Assessment and Prediction Program
      • $467,000 for the Height Modernization Regional Expansion project for SC Budget and Control Board
      • $300,000 for Southeastern Sea Turtles research for SCDNR