Representative Jim Cooper announced that a new Nashville courthouse has been given the green light.
The new courthouse was passed in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Wednesday, which was the final step in the funding process.
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works had previously had authorized the project’s funding.
“Due to safety reasons, Nashville has needed a new courthouse for more than 20 years. I thank the committee chairmen for recognizing this urgency,” Rep. Cooper said in a press release. “With the funding hurdle out of the way, the long-awaited building process can finally begin.”
Congress initially included resources for Nashville’s courthouse in an “omnibus” spending bill late last year.