Representative Levin Announces $185 Million in New FY 2020 Appropriations for Camp Pendleton Construction Projects Included in House Appropriations Bill
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that more than $185 million in new fiscal year 2020 appropriations for two military construction projects at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton was included in House Appropriations legislation. The funding allocation follows a March letter from Representative Levin asking the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies to prioritize funding for the Camp Pendleton projects.
The construction projects include a new consolidated information center, which will serve as headquarters for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, and an area mess hall and consolidated warehouse. More information on the projects can be found here.
“The readiness of Marines and Sailors at Camp Pendleton is critical to our national security, and one of my top priorities is ensuring that they have the resources they need to achieve their mission,” said Representative Levin. “The 70,000 military and civilian personnel at Camp Pendleton depend on upgrades to the base’s facilities and infrastructure. I am glad to see House Appropriations fulfill my request for this much-needed funding, and I will continue to push for that funding throughout the appropriations process.”
Representative Levin has been a staunch advocate for the servicemembers and their families at Camp Pendleton. Levin defended nearly $124 million in previously appropriated funding for military construction projects at Camp Pendleton that were threatened by the president’s national emergency declaration, and have since been exempted by the Administration. He also introduced bipartisan legislation to increase accountability and oversight over private contractor-provided housing for military families, which has suffered from serious health, safety, and environmental problems.