Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Omnibus Appropriations Funding Package
Washington, March 10, 2022
Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, voted to make historic investments in American jobs, opportunity and working families in the appropriations omnibus package to fund the federal government in the next fiscal year.
Each fiscal year, which runs from October through September, Congress must pass legislation to fund the federal government and all the vital programs it administers. The appropriations government funding package with funding to respond directly to some of the most pressing needs in metro-Atlanta now goes to the Senate for consideration.
“The 2022 funding bill does more than keep the lights on for another fiscal year, it demonstrates in a moment of local and global crises what America values and is willing to invest in at home and abroad,” said Congressman David Scott. “Key investments in jobs, infrastructure, education and more ensure that this essential funding package will meet both this critical moment and the needs of the American people, especially those struggling with rising prices at the gas pump, the grocery store and the pharmacy counter. I am proud to support this package, which puts children and families first as we work to build a stronger, cleaner, brighter future.”
This government funding legislation includes significant investments to:
The legislation also addresses some of our nation’s biggest challenges:
Additionally, the omnibus will provide $13.6 billion in assistance for the people of Ukraine, as they face Russia’s unprovoked, premediated war. This legislation will also unlock critical infrastructure investments that have already been authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, creating good-paying jobs across Georgia.
A detailed summary of the legislation is available here.
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