Kaptur: Resources for Great Lakes, opioid crisis, manufacturing and clean energy secured in spending agreement

March 22, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), the Dean of the Ohio Delegation and senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding the release of the Omnibus Appropriations package that would fund the government through September 30, 2018.

“Though this bill is far from perfect it includes many priorities and resources that will strengthen Ohio’s economy, bolster our Great Lakes Heartland and provides $3.2 billion in long-awaited relief for the opioid crisis,” said Kaptur. “From full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, to fighting algal blooms and Asian carp, to path-breaking clean energy and advanced manufacturing research, this budget takes a step forward. Congress is again living up to its promises to invest in the American people.”

“Rest assured our fight is not over, and I’ll be working as a Senior Member of the Appropriations Committee to protect these investments. This compromise legislation is a constructive step to moving our country forward,” Kaptur continued.

Kaptur spoke on the House floor regarding the bill. Watch that video here.

See fact sheet on Democratic priorities secured in Appropriations bill here.