McCarthy, Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge Additional $1.78 Billion in Funding for China Lake
Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy sent a bipartisan letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to advocate for additional funding for Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake as they finalize government funding legislation. The base, which provides unique capabilities to the U.S. military, sustained considerable damage following earthquakes this summer.
Highlights are below, or read the full letter here:
“As the Senate and House Appropriations Committees reconcile their respective Fiscal Year 2020 Defense and Military Construction Appropriations bills, we write in support of the Navy’s updated funding request of $1.78 billion for earthquake recovery efforts at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.
“China Lake was the epicenter of two major earthquakes in July that severely damaged the installation and the City of Ridgecrest…We urge you to provide as much funding in final FY20 appropriations bills as the Navy requested to continue China Lake’s recovery efforts.”