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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Fiscal Year 2009 Appropriations Process

March 25, 2008
Press Release

Washington, DC - The following is a list of member project requests submitted by Rep. Gene Green to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration during the fiscal year 2009 Appropriations process.  The project requests are listed in no particular priority order and are organized by the subcommittee to which they were submitted, in accordance with House rules. 

 

Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education:

  • $400,000 for AVANCE Houston’s Parent-Child Education Program
  • $275,000 for San Jacinto Methodist Hospital’s Baytown Mobile Medical Unit
  • $500,000 for the YMCA of Greater Houston’s Coordinated Approach to Child Health program
  • $3 million for MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Center for Targeted Therapy
  • $2 million for early childhood education in the Houston Independent School District
  • $484,292 for mammography unit upgrades for the LBJ and Aldine Health Clinics
  • $500,000 to support student programs at the KIPP Foundation
  • $2.58 million for the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Personal Medical Bank.
  • $200,000 for Project GRAD USA to increase graduation rates and college attendance
  • $500,000 for a 3-Tesla MRI Scanner for St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
  • $250,000 for the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Regional Maternal and Child Health Program
  • $546,421 for the Harris County Hospital District’s Telemedicine Project

 

Subcommittee on Transportation:

  • $125 million for the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority’s light rail project
  • $90 million for Houston METRO buses and bus facilities
  • $1 million for the City of Baytown’s infrastructure improvement and streetscape development
  • $35 million for the Texas Department of Transportation for connectors at the junction of BW 8 and US 59
  • $2 million for The City of Pasadena’s Capitan Theatre Restoration
  • $2 million for the City of Houston’s Dorsett Street Park sports complex project
  • $1 million for the Gulf Coast Freight Rail District’s East Belt Quiet Zone
  • $118,000 for the Harris County Community and Economic Development Department’s Manufacturing Youth Awareness Campaign “Dream It, Do It”
  • $2.5 million for the City of Baytown to continue downtown revitalization and streetscaping

 

Subcommittee on Defense:

  • $500,000 for the Battleship Texas Foundation for a Battleship Texas dry dock

 

Subcommittee on Interior and the Environment:

  • $6 million for the Aldine Management District’s Water and Sanitary Sewer Initiative
  • $1 million for the City of Baytown’s Wastewater Infrastructure Initiative
  • $2.6 million for the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center

 

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science:

  • $2 million for the Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s Buffalo Bayou Tributary and Water Quality Initiative
  • $2 million for the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security’s Houston Interoperability Initiative
  • $750,000 for the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System’s Life Flight Operations Center
  • $746,147 for Houston Community College’s Public Safety Institute
  • $3 million for the University of Houston Southwest Public Safety Technology Center’s Regional Control-Command Network

 

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development:

  • $10 million for Harris County Flood Control District’s Greens Bayou Federal Flood Control Project
  • $100,000 for Harris County Flood Control District’s Halls Bayou Federal Flood Control Project
  • $66.7 million for the Port of Houston Authority’s Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels Project
  • $100,000 for the Harris County Flood Control District’s Hunting Bayou Federal Flood Control Project
  • $15 million for the University of Houston’s National Wind Energy Center

 

Subcommittee on Agriculture, FDA and Related Agencies:

  • $352,500 for the Houston Zoo’s Improved Quarantine Management Program
  • $930,000 for Texas A&M University System and Texas Agrilife Research’s Improving the Nutritional Characteristics and Acceptability of Whole Grain Foods among Children Participating in the National School Lunch Program
  • $500, 000 for Texas A&M University System and Texas Agrilife Research’s Land Management for Flood Control in North Harris County

 

Subcommittee on Homeland Security

  • $25 million for the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association’s Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge Widening Project
  • $5 million for the City of Baytown’s Baytown Emergency Communications Hardening