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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Announces $6.8+ Million in Federal Investments for Central Ohio

Nov 26, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded more than $6.8 million in new federal funding to Ohio’s Third Congressional District. DOT/FAA funds will be used by John Glenn International Airport (CMH) to improve taxiways, and HHS monies will go to the Columbus Neighborhood Health Center. In response, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:

“As the Representative of Ohio’s Third Congressional District, I am committed to securing the necessary funds to continue to move Central Ohio forward. These grants will do just that by ensuring our region’s state-of-the-art airport continues to operate efficiently, welcoming even more visitors and business opportunities to our community in the process, and that vulnerable Central Ohioans can access the much-needed healthcare services they and their families rely on to live healthy, happy, and independent lives.” 

Specifically, DOT/FAA designated $4.25 million to repair two of CMH’s 11 taxiways, ensuring safe, reliable flights for the 8.7 million passengers the airport expects to serve this year. HHS provided $2.6 million in funds from the Health Center Cluster grants to Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. to expand critical health services for Central Ohioans.

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