PEARCE STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSED APPROPRIATIONS PACKAGE

Jun 13, 2018

 

Washington, DC (June 8, 2018) Today, Congressman Steve Pearce supported the passage of H.R. 5895, which includes the Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019.

“Today, the House acted on one of its most essential functions – funding the federal government,” said Pearce. “Passage of these three bills start the essential function of Congress in determining how the American peoples tax dollars will be spent for the year to come.”

“H.R. 5895 guarantees vital funding for key projects and programs that take place in New Mexico,” continued Pearce. This bill reiterates the leading role New Mexico plays in nuclear research, development, and disposal by fully funding WIPP to ensure our State can continue to play a leading role in cleaning up our nation’s defense generated nuclear waste; as well as, increasing the role New Mexico’s two national security labs play in our nation’s nuclear weapons program.”

“The package also includes funding for construction and renovation projects at our State’s military installations and provides the resources needed for veterans to receive the care they deserve. In all, this bill supports New Mexico’s needs and I am proud to support it. By passing three bills today, the House is well on its way to doing its job, and I look forward to working with my colleagues the next two months to finalizing and passing the remaining appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019.”