Senators Announce Western Maryland Funding Priorities

Frederick, MD | Wednesday | January 2, 2020

Cardin and Van Hollen have been backing ongoing funding and support for DHS/FBI’s National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center that supports federal law enforcement investigations and identifies biological threats. They were able to ensure that the appropriations package provides at least $67.916 million for the Fort Detrick-based NBACC.

“We have been united as a delegation in our efforts to preserve the unique capabilities of the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center at Fort Detrick. These scientists are on the front lines of protecting our nation from the biological threats and neutralizing the effects of the types of attacks we hope will never succeed,” the senators stated in a press release. “Fort Detrick continues to work on the cutting edge of the specialized, biological research that will make the world safer and healthier for years to come.”

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