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14 December 2009

4th Congressional District Gets $7 Million From Recently Passed Spending Bill

Sunday, the U.S. Senate cleared a $1.2 billion spending bill for presidential approval, and already lawmakers are touting the legislation's benefits in their districts.

In a news release sent out Monday afternoon, Congressman Hank Johnson announced that an additional $7 million in federal funding would be headed towards the fourth district once President Obama signs the bill.

“This funding is critical for our communities that need a little boost,” said Johnson. “By focusing on infrastructure, small businesses and health care, this will help put people back to work and build a long-term path to recovery.”

Specific funding includes $4 million for MARTA, $1 million for Grady Hospital, $500,000 for construction to I-85/Jimmy Carter Boulevard Bridge in Gwinnett County and $250,000 for gang intervention in Rockdale County.

Below is a full list of fourth congressional district projects funded by the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress:


Commerce, Justice, Science


  • Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers – Law Enforcement Mobile Data Network – $150,000
  • Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Rockdale County – Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office – Gang Intervention - $250,000

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

  • I-85/Jimmy Carter Boulevard Bridge Replacement, Gwinnett County – $500,000
  • Commerce Crossing Bridge over I-20, Rockdale County – $500,000
  • Interstate 20-East Transit Corridor Alternatives/Environmental Analysis, Atlanta – $300,000
  • MARTA Clean Fuel Buses, GA – $4,000,000

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies

  • Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers, GA for its AVID/Advanced Placement program – $300,000
  • Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers to establish year-round Pre-K programs, which may include expenses for tuition, transportation, and meals – $400,000
  • Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA for facilities and equipment – $1,100,000
  • Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA for facilities and equipment – $100,000