Meeks’ Announces $86.5m in Funding for New York’s Fifth District Passes in House
Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed H.R. 4502, a package of seven government funding bills, which includes Rep. Gregory W. Meeks' 10 Community Project Funding requests totaling $15.1m. Additionally, this historic bill will provide $44.8m funding for schools, $26.2m in funding for veteran's healthcare and, $367k in job training, totaling nearly $86.5m for New York's 5th Congressional District. The bill will now go to the Senate for negotiations and final passage.
The Appropriations Committee's spending package, provides historic, transformative increases in funding for critical local priorities by investing in clean energy and science, funds CDC public health programs to prevent and prepare for potential pandemics and other health crises, increases funding for key nutrition initiatives, secures opportunities for small businesses, and much more.
"This package of bills continues our progress to invest in America and includes provisions to help New York City and State build back better. New York City was the epicenter of the pandemic with my district being one of the hardest hit areas and this funding is essential to reviving our economy.
"I'm also pleased that my Community Project Funding Requests have been included in the bills' final passage in the House. We cannot rebuild our economy until we address the socioeconomical factors that were exacerbated during COVID-19 and this package of bills helps us do just that. This legislation brings funding to predominately minority and historically underserved communities throughout my district in Queens and Nassau County that will address healthcare disparities, education gaps and job loss. I look forward to continuing to advocate for this critical funding through negotiations with the Senate," said CongressmanMeeks.