DeLauro Introduces Government Funding Legislation

March 9, 2022
Press Release
Omnibus helps lower the cost of living for working families, creates American jobs, and supports the vulnerable; Provides urgent funding to support Ukraine

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today introduced H.R. 2471, consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental funding to support Ukraine and manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am so proud of this government funding legislation, which delivers transformative federal investments to help lower the cost of living for working families, create American jobs, and provide a lifeline for the vulnerable,” said Chair DeLauro. “During this time of great uncertainty and change, we are tackling some of our nation’s biggest challenges, including making health care more affordable, confronting the climate crisis, and protecting our national security.”

H.R. 2471 provides $1.5 trillion in discretionary resources across the 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills. It furthers House Democrats’ commitment to investing For The People with substantial increases to non-defense funding and an end to Trump budgets that held the American people back.

In total, the regular 12 appropriations bills include $730 billion in non-defense funding, a $46 billion increase over fiscal year 2021. This 6.7 percent increase in non-defense funding is the largest in four years. The bills provide $782 billion in defense funding – an increase of $42 billion, 5.6 percent, over fiscal year 2021.

The appropriations provisions:

  • Help working families with the cost of living by expanding child care and early learning programs to serve more working families, investing in America’s high-poverty schools and students with disabilities, expanding access to homeownership, and bringing the promise of rural broadband to more communities
  • Create American jobs, putting people to work rebuilding our infrastructure, helping small businesses grow and thrive, fostering the green energy jobs of tomorrow, and supporting high-quality job training and apprenticeship programs so every American can contribute and succeed
  • Support the vulnerable by meeting Americans’ basic needs, by strengthening nutrition assistance, funding more affordable housing, and addressing gender-based violence

In addition to the 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills, the funding legislation contains a supplemental funding bill providing $13.6 billion to support Ukraine.

The text of the spending package, H.R. 2471, is available here. Explanatory statements are available here. A full summary of the 12 regular appropriations bills is here. A summary of the Ukraine supplemental is here and a one-page fact sheet is here.

Individual subcommittee summaries and one-page fact sheets are below:

The legislation, a product of bipartisan, bicameral negotiations, is expected to be considered in the House Wednesday.

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