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Upton Praises Government Funding Bill

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Washington, May 1, 2017 | Lynn Turner/Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761/269-385-0039) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the release of a government funding bill for the remainder of the current fiscal year:  

“Avoiding a costly government shutdown and funding bipartisan priorities most Americans agree on is great news. I’m particularly pleased to see funding stay level for our Great Lakes and a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health. This NIH funding boost shows a deep commitment to our nation’s best and brightest researchers and doctors. It will pay huge dividends down the line for patients and families. With this agreement we also bolster our nation’s border security, jumpstart the rebuilding of our military – including the largest military pay raise in six years – and provide additional resources for the fight against the ongoing opioid epidemic. This process has not been perfect, but I’m pleased to see a bipartisan agreement move forward.” 

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