Cicilline Statement on Appropriations Bill

Monday, May 1, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after Congressional leaders released an omnibus appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2017:

“This proposal is an important first step in preserving critical resources for Rhode Island families. Despite Donald Trump’s best efforts, this bill includes zero funding for a border wall or a cruel deportation force. Instead, it preserves funding for local manufacturing economies like Rhode Island’s. It increases funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and Pell Grants for students from low-income households. It expands funding for the National Park Service and the National Institutes for Health. And it protects critical health care resources for women by funding Planned Parenthood.”

“I’m pleased that Democratic lawmakers defeated President Trump’s worst proposals. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues as this bill moves ahead.”


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