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Perlmutter Applauds Passage of FY20 Government Funding Bills
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today applauded the passage of the fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills: H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158.
“Most importantly, the passage of these bills ensures the federal government will remain open and working for the American people,” said Perlmutter. “It also includes significant funding for many of the priorities House Democrats have been fighting for since the beginning of the year such as full funding for the 2020 Census, protecting our election systems, research into how to prevent gun violence, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, and helping more Americans save for retirement.”
The government funding bills include many priorities important to Colorado and hardworking families across the country. Key line items include:
Also important to Colorado, the bills make significant investments in Colorado’s aerospace and defense community, including several Colorado projects like the Orion crew vehicle which will take our astronauts to Mars, GPS III satellites, RESTORE-L, the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), and the Near-Earth Object Camera (NEOCam).
In addition, the appropriations packages extend the authorization of several key programs such as the Export-Import Bank, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, the National Flood Insurance Program, and the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Extension Act.