A bipartisan group of House members are asking appropriators to provide $100 million for the Defense Community Infrastructure Program in the upcoming fiscal year, which starts in October.

“DCIP is of vital importance to the wellbeing of our national security infrastructure and the welfare of our service members and their families,” the lawmakers wrote in an April 28 letter to the defense appropriations subcommittee. “It will also help communities emerge from the coronavirus pandemic by investing in important infrastructure needs.”

The letter is signed by Reps. Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.), Donald Beyer Jr. (D-Va.), Anthony Brown (D-Md.), Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.), Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), John Garamendi (D-Calif.), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), Kaiali’i Kahele (D-Hawaii), William Keating (D-Mass.), Andy Kim (D-N.J.), Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), Mike Levin (D-Calif.), Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), Elaine Luria (D-Va.), Donald McEachin (D-Va.), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Barry Moore (R-Ala.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Gregorio Sablan (D- Northern Mariana Islands), John Sarbanes (D-Md.), Bobby Scott (D-Va.), Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Marilyn Strickland (D-Wash.) and Mark Takano (D-Calif.).

Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Brandon DeBlanc