WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) announced that two separate grants of $321,221 each have been awarded to the Metropolitan Medical Response System jurisdictions in Bakersfield and Fresno. These funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Homeland Security Homeland Security Grant Program. These grants are for fiscal year 2008.
Legislation Includes Funding for High-Speed Rail Development In America
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6003, the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, legislation to authorize appropriations for Amtrak for fiscal years 2009 to 2013. The bill also authorizes $1.75 billion in grants over the next five years to states and/or Amtrak to finance the construction and equipment for high-speed rail.
Legislation Names Wilderness Area After Former Congressman John Krebs
"When the first Jewish settlers came to this land over 350 years ago, they sought a new world to practice their faith freely and without persecution. Since then, Jews have made numerous contributions in technology, literature, entertainment, politics and medicine which add to the fabric of American life.
Costa is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and supported H. Res. 106, a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide in the United States, when it came before him in Committee last October.
"This is good news for the Fresno VA and all our local veterans," said Costa. "Minor construction projects done today save from doing major construction projects ten or fifteen years from now."