Last month, representatives of Civil Air Patrol from all over the nation descended on our nation's capital to talk 2019 budget. After meeting with a contingent from CNY, longtime CAP supporter Congresswoman Tenney is leading a bipartisan effort to secure more funding both locally and nationally.

As a congressionally chartered organization, Civil Air Patrol expects to receive about $43 million in federal funding this year and Tenney is trying to get an extra 3 million tacked on for next year to better assist with CAP's critical missions. So far, more than 80 other members of congress are behind this with her and more stand to follow.

From Tenney:

This small increase in funding will ensure that the Civil Air Patrol in the 22nd District (New Hartford), and throughout the nation, are equipped with the necessary tools to keep our communities safe. This past year, the Civil Air Patrol displayed its importance as it served communities struck by natural disasters and assisted in recovery efforts.

The additional dollars would help with procuring additional vehicles and aircraft and other operational expenses. There are currently 57 Civil Air Patrol squadrons in New York State, five of which operate right out of CNY. More about local CAP here.

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