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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 20, 2019

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted yesterday to approve $189.1 million for the construction of a new federal courthouse in Chattanooga. The unanimously approved legislation will next be considered by the full Senate. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said a new courthouse is “desperately needed ... in the largest and busiest Judicial District in Tennessee.” The Judicial Conference of the United States has designated Chattanooga as a courthouse construction priority citing operation, space and security deficiencies, the Chattanoogan reports.