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$17.5 million to benefit Yakima military service members

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WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) on Wednesday announced more than $300 million for Washington state military installations.

The bill passed by the Senate Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee, which Murray sits on, included $314.5 million to fund Washington state military facilities.

- Bangor $56.8 million
- Fort Lewis $180.6 million
- Tacoma $25 million
- Bremerton $19.1 million
- Yakima $17.5 million
- McChord $10.4 million
- Fairchild $4.8 million.

The funding will be used to make improvements to installations that facilitate training and care for service members and their families. The funding is also expected to create family-wage construction jobs in communities throughout the state.

"Investing in our state's military installations is not only an investment in our nation's defense, but also in the economic well-being of our communities and the training of our service members," said Senator Murray in a statement.

Next, the bill will be voted by the full Appropriations Committee. Afterwards, it will be voted by the Senate.