MATSUI APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF PRIORITIES IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING PACKAGE

Matsui advances $13.25 million in project funding for the 6th District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded House passage of H.R. 4502, a package of seven government funding bills. The package includes Matsui-backed projects and priorities that will benefit the Sacramento region.

The funding that passed the House as part of H.R. 4502 includes appropriations for: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development. The House also passed H.R. 4373 on State and Foreign Operations, and H.R. 4346 on Legislative Branch appropriations.

“The House has passed a government funding package that looks towards the future and makes critical investments to support our nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, invest in our health care, combat climate change, and meet some of Sacramento’s most pressing needs,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “As we emerge from one of the worst public health crises in history, we need to think big and bold – and this package of bills includes the funding necessary to help us Build Back Better.”

“I am proud to have included over $13.25 million in funding for projects throughout the Sacramento region,” Matsui continued. “This legislation makes key investments in exciting new projects that will make our streets safer, improve early childhood education, expand vital flood protections, and strengthen our economy.  This bill brings us one step closer to securing significant federal funding for our community – making a difference in our everyday lives and providing resources for our region to continue to innovate and thrive. I look forward to helping Sacramentans take full advantage of everything this legislation will deliver.”

The legislation includes Community Project Funding secured by Congresswoman Matsui:

  • $2,200,000 for City of Sacramento’s Vision Zero School Safety
  • $2,000,000 for City of Sacramento’s Combined Sewer System Improvement Project
  • $2,000,000 for California Mobility Center’s Mobility and Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Program
  • $1,800,000 for City of West Sacramento’s Southport Levee Trail
  • $1,700,000 for UC Davis Health’s Digital Health Equity Program
  • $1,500,000 for City of Sacramento’s 24th Street In-Line Combined Sewer System Storage Pipe Project
  • $1,225,000 for Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency’s Mirasol Village Early Childhood Education Center
  • $575,000 for Sacramento State University’s Power Engineering Lab
  • $250,000 for Sacramento State University’s Cybersecurity Education Security Operations Center

Matsui priorities included in funding package:

Labor-HHS-Education

  • HHS/SAMSHA Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics: $375 million, $125 million over FY21 enacted

Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA

  • Food and Drug Administration: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Related Dystrophinopathies report language

Energy and Water Development

  • DOE, Nuclear Waste Disposal: Provides $27.5 million equal to FY21, including $20 million for interim storage activities.
  • Army Corps, Constructions, West Sacramento, CA: Provides $17.9 million and a new start designation

Interior-Environment

  • EPA, Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant Program: $150 million, +$60 million above FY 2021
  • NPS, Japanese American Confinement Site Grants: $3.7 million, +500k above FY 2021

Transportation-HUD

  • DOT, FTA Streetcar Project Fund Preservation: Report language included
  • DOT, FTA, Low or No-Emission Bus Grant Program: $240 million, $115 million over FY 2021

Defense

  • Peer-reviewed bone marrow failure research disease: $7.5 million
  • Peer-reviewed Duchene muscular dystrophy research program: $10 million

Legislative Branch

  • DACA: allow legislative branch agencies to employ Dreamers

State-Foreign Operations

  • SFOPS, Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program: report language supports additional visas, funding, and operational support for the Afghan SIV program

A detailed summary of the legislation is available here.

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