Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Make Historic Investments in Jobs, Opportunity, El Paso Working Families with FY22 Government Funding Package
Washington, DC, July 30, 2021
Tags: Economy and Jobs
Yesterday, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar voted to make historic investments in jobs, opportunities, and El Paso’s hardworking families with H.R. 4502, a package to fund the federal government for the 2022 Fiscal Year.
This essential legislation will improve the health and financial security of American families – while also investing in clean energy, public health, and education to set up El Paso and communities across the country for future success.
“How we spend our tax dollars is a reflection of our nation’s principles and priorities,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “This funding package is centered on El Pasoans’ needs, investing our tax dollars in what matters most: our families, workers, and community. From colonia infrastructure, to early education to strengthening our public health to creating new clean energy jobs, this crucial legislation makes key investments in vital lifelines for so many. I look forward to helping El Paso take full advantage of everything this legislation will deliver.”
The legislation includes several amendments offered by Congresswoman Escobar and incorporates funding for six community projects:
Amount: $1.2 million
Amount: $2.8 million
Amount: $1 million
Amount: $1 million
Amount: $1.1 million
For the 2022 fiscal year, the House of Representatives bundled seven government funding bills into a single “minibus” package. In this essential legislation, House Democrats have included landmark investments in nutrition, public health, education, veterans, and other key social programs that will create new jobs and lift up working families in the wake of the pandemic, while advancing equity and justice for underserved communities and businesses.
Across the nation, the minibus will invest more federal dollars in:
El Pasoans will benefit from the new federal dollars included in this historic package. Under this new funding package, Texas’ 16th Congressional District will receive an additional:
Each fiscal year, which runs from October through September, Congress must pass legislation to fund the federal government and all of the vital programs it administers. The minibus package that passed today will fund the following areas of the federal government: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.
This package now goes to the Senate for consideration.