Homeland Security Bill Includes Millions for Fort Detrick Lab That Faced Closure

Frederick, MD | Thursday | June 21, 2018

Homeland security funding that will soon be up for a vote in Congress includes $73.6 million for a Fort Detrick laboratory that researches biological threats and processes evidence for the FBI, but was in danger of being closed.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D) announced Thursday he secured millions in federal funding for the National Biodefense Analysis Countermeasures Center at Fort Detrick, among other state programs, in the proposed Fiscal 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Act.

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