Congressman Veasey (TX-33) Votes To Pass Six Federal Spending Bills for 2021
WASHINGTON — The House today passed, on a 217 to 197 vote, a package of fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills. The package consists of six bills that fund federal departments including Defense, Commerce, Justice, Energy, Treasury Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. Today’s sweeping package also includes key funding priorities that Congressman Veasey has advocated for, such as:
- Supporting the Metroplex’s defense sector and creating North Texas jobs by funding the F-35 program, the ALaMo program, and many other products built all over the Metroplex.
- Helping local governments reduce emissions and save money by awarding $2.25 billion in funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG)—a program that provides states, local governments, and Indian tribes assistance to reduce fossil fuel emissions and conserve energy. Additionally, this package bolsters research funding for the next generation of clean energy technologies that will help the energy industry continue to flourish as the economy decarbonizes.
“Today, I am proud to join my colleagues to complete the work on another six appropriations bills that fund 96 percent of government for Fiscal Year 2021 and deliver key wins to the industries that matter most to our Metroplex,” said Congressman Veasey (TX-33). “This package prioritizes the lives and livelihoods of the American people during these unprecedented times by making strong investments that will address urgent national priorities.”