Funding for Williston Airport will not be cut from state budget, Senators say

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Williston, N.D. Members of the North Dakota congressional delegation met with Williston officials July 12.

They sought to advance federal financial support for the city's airport expansion and relocation project. $172 million is expected from the federal government.

So far, they've chipped in about $27 million.

The state has also promised more than $50 million dollars for the project. That money is not in danger of being cut from the budget. The congressional delegation reiterated their commitment to the project.

"We're making good progress on funding a new Williston Airport. We secured $27 million for it last year. We're working on about $20 million for it this year, and we've also included language in the appropriations measure that would allow them to move to a location that meets their needs," said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

"To enable the Williston Airport to relocate and expand, the federal government needs to continue to do its part to support the project," said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.