Barletta Statement on Harrisburg Courthouse Funding
WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today issued a statement regarding the announcement that the proposed federal courthouse project in Harrisburg has received $29.5 million in partial funding. The long-awaited federal courthouse construction plan, developed by the federal judiciary and the General Services Administration (GSA), is required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. The amount is part of funding appropriated by Congress for federal courthouse construction. The amount represents initial funding for continued feasibility studies and preparation work for the Harrisburg project, which could result in a new courthouse or an annex to the existing one. The final scope, budget, and possible completion date are still being determined.
Barletta’s statement is as follows:
“At long last, this is good news for the federal courthouse project in Harrisburg, local business owners, and the surrounding economy. Projects across the country have been on hold for years, and Congress has provided a construction budget for the first time in a decade. There is still a long way to go, but the fact that initial funding has been set aside by the judiciary means that we are finally on track to see the project to completion.
“I commend the members of judicial branch for their hard work, as well as the efforts of those at GSA, and thank them for seeing the value in Harrisburg’s project. The process itself is a marathon, and it continued today with a significant next step.”