Thursday, January 17, 2008

Boyda tours Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Riley

As reported by the Leavenworth Times, Congresswoman Nancy Boyda brought the chairman of the House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee to Kansas this week for a tour our the military bases in the 2nd Congressional District, specifically to show of new construction at those bases.

“There’s just so much going on here,” Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Texas, said while at the Lewis and Clark Center.

He (Edwards) credited Boyda for working with him to secure funding for a new chapel complex at Fort Leavenworth. But Boyda said Jack Walker, deputy to the Fort Leavenworth garrison commander, deserves a lot of credit for speaking to her about the issue.


The chapel project had been planned for the future, but the funding should start construction earlier than anticipated.

Chaplain Col. Glen L. Bloomstrom, command chaplain for the Combined Arms Center, thanked Boyda and Edwards for the chapel funding. At the moment, alternating Protestant and Catholic services are jammed into what he said is a 1960s building.

“Our hallways get pretty crowed,” he said before meeting the members of Congress.

Another great bit of news for the people of northeastern Kansas:
Boyda said increased Veterans Affairs funding should put to bed rumors of the Leavenworth VA hospital closing.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a nice 1-2 punch by Nancy, putting the military and religion together like that. If her second year is anything like her first year, she'll neutralize everything that the republicans could attack her with. How can they possibly complain about the job that she's done?

Anonymous said...

while i worry you might be being sarcastic, but I honestly don't know how they would complain...she's doing a great job.

Anonymous said...

It's sometimes hard to tell on the internet, but no, I wasn't being sarcastic.

I, on the other hand, don't like my tax dollars going to religion OR the military...but I know that if Boyda catered to what I want she'd be lucky to get 20% of the vote in November, so I console myself with the knowledge that things like this drive republicans crazy.

Anonymous said...

lol...i hear you- and sorry i said you were being sarcastic :-)

i run more liberal than the average kansan, too...but i think boyda runs pretty close to most of the folk out there.

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