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Brady Announces Forest Funding for Rural Counties & Schools

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Washington, May 11, 2018 | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, a Republican from Texas, helped secure funding for local counties and schools in the recently-passed funding bill for the federal government. The funds announced by the U.S. Forest Service are included under the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program that Brady has championed in Congress. Brady released the following statement:

“The recent omnibus spending bill that I supported included two years of forest-related funding that is crucial for our rural counties and schools. While I’m pleased with these short-term dollars, they are decreasing each year so we need Congress to deliver a permanent solution that allows our federal forests to be managed in an environmentally and economically smart way for the long term.”

Among the approximately $2.2 million that Texas received in funding for the 2017 federal budget year, is:

Houston County:
Montgomery County: $50,729.07
San Jacinto County: $208,331.49
Trinity County: $344,905.24
Walker County: $283,013.86

Brady’s congressional district received more than $1.2 million.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the SRS payments for FY17.

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