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David Sparks Ph.d H.R. 244
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: May 05, 2017

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has applauded the House passage of H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, which included many important provisions for Idaho and Western States. 


“This is a comprehensive and responsible package that contains many significant wins for Idaho and Western States, and will avoid a government shut down,” said Simpson.  “It is the product of this past year’s worth of thoughtful deliberation and line-by-line analysis of every program in the federal budget.  Funding our government through short term Continuing Resolutions is unsustainable, and, frankly, not a responsible way to govern.   Through this agreement, Congress has fulfilled its duty of keeping our government open, and while no one got everything they wanted in the final package, we have paved the way back to regular order in the weeks and months to come.”


As Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, Simpson had a key role in deciding funding levels for Department of Energy and Department of Interior programs. by the U.S. Senate later this week.  Links to the bill text and reports can be found here: https://rules.house.gov/bill/115/hr-244

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