WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced President Trump’s budget proposal includes a $116 million investment in Wright-Patterson’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center after Brown wrote to Defense Secretary Mattis to request the funding. Congress announced a bipartisan budget agreement last week, and Brown will continue working to ensure Ohio military installations are prioritized throughout that process.
“The National Air and Space Intelligence Center is critical to our national security and the Wright-Patt community,” said Brown. “This investment ensures our servicemembers have the necessary resources to tackle security challenges we face around the world, and I will keep working to ensure it is included in the final budget Congress passes next month.”
In January, Brown wrote to Sec. Mattis calling for an investment at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, along with other Ohio priorities.
In October, Brown spoke to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson about investing in construction needs at National Air and Space Intelligence Center.
Last year, President Trump signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report, which included several bipartisan amendments offered by Brown and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) to support jobs and the important research mission at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's Air Force Research Lab.
In March 2017, Brown -- as co-chair of the Senate Air Force Caucus -- brought his Republican caucus co-chair John Boozman (R-AR), Armed Services Committee Members Jack Reed (D-RI), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) to visit Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and tour the facility. Together, Brown and Portman highlighted critical research and development work done at the base in support of the Air Force and national security.