House Passes 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

The House today passed H.R. 2471, an omnibus spending bill consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental funding to support Ukraine.

The measure was considered as a divided question, with Divisions B, C, F, X, and Z, and Titles 2 and 3 of Division N adopted on a bipartisan 361 to 69 vote and the remaining matter adopted on a bipartisan 260 to 171 vote.

“With passage of this government funding legislation, we are delivering historic investments that will help lower the cost of living for working families, create American jobs, and support our nation’s most vulnerable,” said Appropriations Committee Chair and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair DeLauro. “I am especially proud of the funding increases for the programs in our Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies bill which will ensure our communities receive the support they so desperately need and deserve. Put together, these bills will continue to invest in the American people as we tackle some of our nation’s biggest challenges, including making health care more affordable, confronting the climate crisis, and protecting our national security.”

“The Agriculture, Rural Development, and FDA title of the bill provides funding that touches the lives of every American, every day,” said Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman Sanford Bishop Jr. “We provide vital resources to assure our country continues to provide the highest quality, safest, most abundant, and economical food, fiber, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices in the world. We provide robust support for our rural communities through strong investments in healthcare, economic development, infrastructure, and utilities, including internet connectivity — thereby enhancing the quality of life and potential for everyone in America.”

“The Omnibus Appropriations package will make significant investments in American jobs and economic growth,” said Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman Matt Cartwright.  “It supports manufacturing expansion; preparation for extreme weather events; shutting down gang violence, gun violence and violence against women; community policing and community economic development; scientific research on earth and in space; as well as many priorities in the areas of health care, veterans’ care and energy production.  This package moves America forward.”

“Today is a historic day, with the passage of a federal spending agreement that is absolutely necessary to meet the needs of the American people and confront unprecedented global challenges,” said Defense Subcommittee Chairwoman Betty McCollum. “As Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I fought to ensure that the final agreement includes substantial investments in our most important national security asset: our people – our military service members, their families, and their quality of life. I’m proud that this legislation will keep them and America, strong, healthy, and successful.”

“The Energy and Water division of this bill is a historic investment in American innovation and competitiveness. It promotes America’s energy independence and security, bolsters our conservation of precious natural resources, and helps sustain life on Earth,” said Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairwoman Marcy Kaptur. “By building progress for our workers, industries, and communities – our Energy and Water investments will unleash American potential for the 21st century.”

“I am pleased that my colleagues and I were able to reach a bipartisan agreement to fund the government. This bill takes steps to create jobs, support American families and, critically, provide assistance to the people of Ukraine,” said Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman Mike Quigley. “Americans are seeing the atrocities committed against the Ukrainian people and have expressed overwhelming support for helping them in their fight. I am proud to have worked to ensure that this legislation includes $13.6 billion to support Ukraine.”

“As Chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I fought to ensure that the funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security includes $443 million for alternatives to detention (ATD) for immigrants and $15 million for an ATD case management pilot program, through which non-profit organizations will connect migrants to services in their communities during the period of their immigration court proceedings,” said Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. I also fought to provide more funding for CBP’s body-worn camera program, establish an ICE body-worn camera initiative, and increased funding for ICE’s and CBP’s Offices of Professional Responsibility, the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and the Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman to help ensure federal agency accountability f0r the migrants in DHS custody. The bill also provides the authority to reorganize the Chief Medical Officer at DHS and increases funding for child welfare professionals and electron health records so DHS can better respond the needs of migrants coming to our border.”

“In my first fiscal year as Interior Chair, I’m incredibly proud that we were able to make unprecedented investments to fight the climate crisis, return science as the foundation for decision-making, dedicate the highest level of federal funding to the arts and humanities ever, and continue our commitment to tribal nations,” said Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Chellie Pingree. “With a new partner in the Biden Administration, we are renewing our commitment to stewarding our lands and waters for the next generation and prioritizing conservation of our resources and institutions. The Interior bill reflects House Democrats’ enduring commitment to environmental justice, renewable energy, health infrastructure on tribal lands, and the arts.”

“I am proud this government funding package will help level the playing field for working people and position us to take on China with investments that will lower costs for hardworking Americans, create good-paying jobs, and protect our national security,” said Legislative Branch Subcommittee Chairman Tim Ryan. “Additionally, I’m thrilled this bill includes several of the provisions I fought for as Chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, including a 21% MRA increase to ensure lawmakers can best serve their constituents, funding to expand recruitment and retention of staff, and vital investments to provide Capitol Police with the resources needed to protect our nation’s Capitol. These robust investments will help make Congress work better for the American people.”

“This funding bill boldly confronts America’s challenges at home and abroad by bolstering small businesses and safe communities, rethreading our safety net, building a sturdy ladder into the middle class, and confronting climate change,” said Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz .“It reflects my Subcommittee priorities to reinforce our national security infrastructure, invest in new base child development centers and military family housing, and ensures veterans receive the healthcare they deserve. It also makes strong investments in PFAS contamination cleanup, women’s health, mental health, suicide prevention, opioid abuse programs, homelessness prevention efforts, and so much more.”

“This year’s State and Foreign Operations bill makes great strides toward our achieving our goals of promoting democracy, investing in diplomacy, and providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable communities around the world—and it couldn’t come at a more important time,” said State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee Chairwoman Barbara Lee. “I’m proud to have worked alongside Chairwoman DeLauro and my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee to get this across the finish line. This budget turns the page on the previous administration’s neglect and underinvestment and moves us toward confronting the global challenges we face and advancing America’s leadership on the world stage.”

“The Transportation-Housing funding bill included in the bipartisan omnibus unlocks the full potential of the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, prioritizes safety, assists vulnerable populations, jumpstarts new transportation grant programs, and expands opportunity through the addition of new housing vouchers for low-income families,” said Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman David E. Price.

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.

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 – before a Manager’s Amendment – 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:

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