Anniston Depot Funding

Anniston Army Depot
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The Anniston Army Depot is in line to receive $23.6 million from the Bush administration. The proposed allocation is part of the President's 2005 federal budget.

Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers said if Congress approves, the funds will go toward a new state-of-the art powertrain facility.

Rogers said the administration's spending proposal is an indication of the importance the White House has given the Anniston facility in light of the coming round of base closures.

The Anniston Republican said initially no new jobs will be created, but he said the maintenance facility could enhance the base's efficiency rating dramatically. He said the criteria is often used by the base closure commission to judge a military installation's effectiveness.

Rogers said dozens of states compete to get military construction projects as an added tool to keep a base open.