Four Cities in the 7th Congressional District Awarded More Than $3 Million in Grant Funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Birmingham, AL – On Friday, July 27, the cities of Birmingham, Montgomery, Camden, and Selma were collectively awarded more than $3 million by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport repairs.
“This is outstanding news for constituents of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. Airports are economic engines in our communities which promote job creation and greater economic growth for the state of Alabama,” said Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL). “Infrastructure investments like these projects play a vital role, not only in our economic success but in the overall viability of our communities.”
Information on the FAA grants: The City of Birmingham received $1,375,000 to upgrade five airport-owned gas and diesel-powered vehicles. The City of Camden was awarded $156,298 in order to repair 4,303 feet of runway. The City of Montgomery was awarded $1,404,035 for environmental and structural repairs. The City of Selma was awarded $88,245 to rehabilitate 2,800 feet of the existing taxiway.
Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.