Congressman Rogers Applauds Passage of 2019 Federal Funding Bills

On Friday, June 8, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $145.4 billion comprehensive federal funding package that combines the fiscal year 2019 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bills. U.S. Representative Hal Rogers voted for the bill, which includes a boost in funding for several key programs that impact Southern and Eastern Kentucky, including the Appalachian Regional Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control projects, rural healthcare for veterans, and support for military families. Rogers said this bill enhances national security, provides for veterans and military families, and invests in rural America. The bill will also add $10 million for broadband in Appalachia, $50 million for the Appalachian POWER initiative and funding to continue work of flood control in the mountainous region of Eastern Kentucky.

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