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Redistricting Could Affect Funding For Bio-Terrorism Facility

KSCB News - April 23, 2012 8:06 am

A top Kansas lawmaker says funding for a

federal bioterrorism lab in Manhattan, Kansas could be in trouble

if the city is moved to a different congressional district.

Kansas Senate President Steve Morris says a split between

conservative Congressman Tim Huelskamp and Speaker of the House

John Boehner could have an impact on that funding.

Huelskamp represents the 1st Congressional District, and one

proposal for redrawn districts would move Manhattan from the 2nd

District into the 1st.

Morris told members of the Wichita

Pachyderm Club on Friday that Boehner might not support funding the

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility if it’s in Huelskamp’s

district.

Huelskamp’s spokeswoman says he has met with Boehner and does

think a change of district would hurt the NBAF’s funding prospects.

 

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