WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) in the Senate Appropriations Committee today voted in favor of the State and Foreign Operations bill and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that promote religious freedom, invest in charter schools and curtail government waste while maximizing taxpayer dollars.
“We were able to fund charter schools, veterans training, Alzheimer’s disease research, the fight against opioid abuse and other key initiatives and still spend $800 million less in total discretionary funding than FY2017,” said Sen. Kennedy. “We are being careful stewards of taxpayer dollars while still funding what needs to be funded. It’s all about setting priorities.”
Key Provisions Included in State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill:
Total cost: $51.3 billion; $6.18 billion cut from FY17 Omnibus package
Key Provisions Included in Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill: