Appropriations Bill Includes Funding to Spur Economic Opportunity, Expand Access to Affordable Housing, Strengthen Transportation Infrastructure, Support Innovative Small Businesses, Help Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Address Water Contamination, and More
WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve a bipartisan appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019 that provides funding to spur economic opportunity, strengthen transportation infrastructure, support innovative small businesses, help combat the opioid epidemic, promote healthy communities, invest in rural areas, and more. This bill is one of several expected appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on October 1. Senator Hassan voted for another bipartisan appropriations bill last month.
“This bipartisan funding bill makes important investments in critical priorities for Granite Staters and Americans, including spurring economic opportunity by supporting entrepreneurs, expanding access to affordable housing, strengthening transportation infrastructure, supporting innovative small businesses, funding the Office of National Drug Control Policy to help combat the opioid crisis, and promoting healthy communities by funding water infrastructure projects that will help protect against water contamination. I am encouraged that that these funding bills have moved forward in a bipartisan way, and I will keep working to ensure that our people, communities, and businesses have what they need to get ahead and stay ahead.”
New Hampshire Priorities Included in This Bipartisan FY2019 Appropriations Bill: