WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its subcommittee on defense, today voted to pass a comprehensive appropriations package containing all 12 Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) spending bills, which includes significant funding investments for the Mobile area.The legislation was passed in the Senate by a vote of 68-31.The package was passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday and will now be sent to the President’s desk for his signature.The legislation contains a total of $1.146 billion in funding for the Mobile area.
“Throughout every appropriations process, I have worked diligently to create the conditions for growth and success throughout the state of Alabama, and that certainly includes Mobile,”said Senator Shelby.“I am very proud to announce that this package includes more than $1 billion in funding for the Mobile area, with $300 million for improvements to the Port and the airport.This is great news for our Gulf Coast.South Alabama stands to benefit immensely from these investments.Mobile has a lot of potential, and this funding will improve upon its existing infrastructure to transform our coast and the entire state.”
The package contains the following provisions impacting the Mobile area:
Port of Mobile and Mobile Downtown Airport:
Army Corps of Engineers:
University of South Alabama Medical Science Building:
U.S. Coast Guard: