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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Rep. Andy Harris Co-Sponsors Bill to Create Jobs at Wallops Research Park

March 20, 2012
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

March 20, 2012

Rep. Andy Harris Co-Sponsors Bill to Create Jobs at Wallops Research Park

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Andy Harris (MD-01) joined Rep. Scott Rigell (VA-02) to pass legislation through the House that could create hundreds of jobs at an expanded Wallops Research Park, which is located near NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. The bill removes restrictive federal government deed provisions that hinder job creation on the Delmarva. The legislation creates these jobs at no cost to hard-working taxpayers. Additionally, up to half of the potential high-paying jobs could be filled by Maryland's Eastern Shore residents. "We need to work to reduce undue burdens that the Federal Government is placing on the ability of local communities to create jobs," said Rep. Andy Harris. "I will support any bill like this that helps foster an environment for job creation while costing hard-working taxpayers nothing." ###