U.S. Senator Jerry Moran of Manhattan on Monday evening expressed his happiness that $404 Million in funding for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility at Kansas State University was included in the omnibus appropriations bill introduced Monday night and expected to come up for a vote next week.
Moran released the following statement on his Facebook page:
“As a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, I am pleased that the Omnibus appropriations bill filed tonight includes $404 million for construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan. For those who have questioned whether NBAF will be built in Kansas, the passage of this funding bill will provide a clear answer: yes. This investment means Kansas will become a research epicenter, and the construction of this modern, world-class facility will ultimately create jobs for Kansans in the fields of engineering, science and technology. The talented young men and women who grow up here will have more opportunities to work and live in Kansas.”