WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A top Kansas lawmaker says funding for a
federal bioterrorism lab in Manhattan, Kan., could be in trouble if
the city is moved to a different congressional district.
Kansas Senate President Steve Morris says a split between
conservative Congressman Tim Huelskamp and Speaker of the House
John Boehner could have an impact on that funding.
Huelskamp represents the 1st Congressional District, and one
proposal for redrawn districts would move Manhattan from the 2nd
District into the 1st.
The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/I2IVyS) reports Morris told
members of the Wichita Pachyderm Club on Friday that Boehner might
not support funding the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility if
it's in Huelskamp's district.
Huelskamp's spokeswoman says he has met with Boehner and does
think a change of district would hurt the NBAF's funding prospects.