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