Buckhorn Statement about Upcoming Vote on Convention Funding

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the following statement in regards to the upcoming Congressional vote on 2012 Republican Convention funding:

“I am very pleased that Congress is set to vote on the security funding for the upcoming 2012 nominating conventions. The 2012 Republican Convention is an opportunity to tell Tampa’s story to the world, and these funds will help ensure our success.

“I want to thank Florida’s entire congressional delegation for their hard work. Congresswoman Castor and Congressman Bilirakis played crucial roles in helping secure this funding, but I especially want to acknowledge Congressman Young, who has been vital throughout this process. I am looking forward to a vote later this week.”


The House and Senate Appropriations Conference Committee has recommended $50 million in security funding for the 2012 RNC Convention, which will be held in Tampa, FL. This legislation must be approved by both the House of Representatives and Senate as well as signed by the President. Action is anticipated this week.

To view the bill itself, please visit the House of Representatives Committee on Rules. (PDF, 6.4MB)