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
Huelskamp’s spokeswoman says he has met with Boehner and does
think a change of district would hurt the NBAF’s funding prospects.