- Associated Press - Friday, November 27, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville’s proposed new federal courthouse is in danger of being put off yet again.

The Tennessean (https://goo.gl/JeqqUZ) reports that it is unclear whether Congress will approve the $181.5 million project cost in the 2016 federal budget.

To avert a federal government shutdown, the House and Senate must agree by Dec. 11 on fiscal 2016 appropriations bills, including whether to have construction move forward at the site the federal government acquired between 2002 and 2005.

The city has been waiting for federal funding for a new courthouse since the current complex was deemed inadequate in 1992.

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, a Nashville Democrat who has long advocated for the new courthouse, joined several other members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation this month in sending a letter in favor of the project to congressmen.

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Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com

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