Buckhorn Statement on Passage of Convention Funding

03/18/15
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Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the following statement in response to the passage of convention funding:

"I am very pleased that Tampa has secured the necessary funding for the upcoming 2012 Republican National Convention. I am confident that the $50 million allocation will allow us to host a convention that not only showcases Tampa, but is safe and enjoyable for everyone. This is our chance to tell Tampa's story to the world.

"Again, I want to thank Florida's entire congressional delegation, specifically Congresswoman Castor and Congressman Bilirakis, but especially Congressman Young, who led the way in securing this funding for Tampa. "

Background

The House and Senate Appropriations Conference Committee recommended $50 million in security funding for the 2012 RNC Convention, which will be held in Tampa, FL. This legislation was approved by both the House of Representatives and Senate yesterday, November 17, 2011, and is expected to be signed by the President later today.

To view the bill itself, please visit the House of Representatives Committee on Rules.