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Congressman David Scott Announces Federal Funds for Newton County Project

Washington, Sep 27 -  

Congressman David Scott announced today that the House of Representatives approved $1 million in federal funding for a defense project at SKC Powertech, Inc. of Covington. The project was included in the FY 2007 Defense Appropriations Act at the request of Congressman David Scott.

SKC Powertech will use the funds to develop its Conformal Lithium Ion Polymer Belt Battery, a high performance, man-wearable rechargeable battery to be used by U.S. Army combat soldiers and firefighters, HAZMAT personnel, security personnel, civilian police force, etc., to power essential communication devices.

"Working with the leaders in Washington to fund local projects that strengthen our defense and help our soldiers, first responders, and other personnel do their jobs more effectively continues to be one of my highest priorities for the 13th District. I am happy to bring these funds home to the district," said Congressman Scott.

Following a 394-22 vote late last night, the FY 2007 Defense Appropriations Act now heads to the President for his signature. Congressman Scott also previously secured a combined total of $3 million for the Newton County-based SKC Powertech project in both the FY 2006 and FY 2005 Defense Appropriation bills.

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