WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today participated in a markup of several FY2020 government funding measures, all of which include resources she helped secure for numerous West Virginia programs and priorities. The committee approved the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill; the Agriculture bill; and the Financial Services and General Government bill by votes of 31 to 0.
“As we continue moving forward with the appropriations process, I’ve remained committed to advocating for the best interests of West Virginians and making sure funding is included to address our most pressing needs and priorities,” Senator Capito said. “I was proud to help advance the next round of funding bills, which will help improve our roads, bridges, and airports; encourage rural development; support broadband deployment; and continue our fight against the opioid epidemic. We saw real commonsense and compromise in committee today, and that’s the way this is supposed to work. I hope that moving forward we can continue to adhere to the same spirit of bipartisanship that helped us reach a budget agreement in the first place and put policy above politics to finish this process.”
Earlier this summer, with Senator Capito’s support, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019. That legislation enabled Congress to set appropriations funding levels over the next two years and made it possible for the Senate Appropriations Committee to consider the bills marked up today.
The FY2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act includes:
The FY2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act includes:
The FY2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act includes:
Additional information on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill is available here.
Additional information on the Agriculture bill is available here.
Additional information on the Financial Services and General Government bill is available here.
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