Upton, House Advance All 12 Appropriations Funding Bills
Washington, September 15, 2017 | Lynn Turner/Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761/269-385-0039)
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his House colleagues in advancing H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018 by a 211 to 198 vote. Passage of this legislation marks the first instance since 2009 that the House advanced all 12 appropriation funding bills on time.
“The passage of all 12 appropriations funding bills mark a big win for Michigan taxpayers,” said Upton. “It funds priorities important to Michigan such as full funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, efforts to combat the opioid crisis and ensuring no regional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices shut-down. We also raised the pay for our men and women in uniform, made investments in our infrastructure, and funded FEMA for disaster relief. I want to commend the Appropriations Committee for their tireless work to move this funding bills through regular order here in the House and urge the Senate to do their job as well.”
H.R. 3354 is the second appropriations package voted on this year after the Make America Secure Act passed the House in July.