House committee approves full funding request for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams will get the full amount of federal funding requested under a bill passed by the House Appropriations Committee.

The spending bill includes $97.2 million for construction of the FRIB at Michigan State University.

Worked started on the $730 million project in 2014.

By the time it's finished in 2022, it's expected to have created more than a thousand jobs and drawn more than a billion dollars worth of investment in Mid-Michigan.

Researchers will use it for medicine, national security and industrial applications.

The funding is included in the Fiscal Year 2018 Energy and Water appropriations bill. It must now be voted on by the full House of Representatives.