House Passes Appropriations Package with Wins for North Country
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) and her House colleagues passed H.R. 6147, the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019.
“While not perfect, this important funding bill provides resources for programs that are critical to our district,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “As Co-Chair of the Congressional STEAM Caucus, I am pleased this bill supports the arts and humanities. This bill also includes important environmental priorities of our district, including the amendment I authored with Rep. Welch to appropriate $8.4 million for the Lake Champlain Basin Program. This bill funds the Land Water Conservation Fund that supports wilderness, historical and Community Park projects across the North Country, as well as the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
“We also included important funding in this package to combat the opioid epidemic and prevent the flood of narcotics into our district, and this bill will help keep our nation safe by enforcing sanctions on terrorists and rogue states.”
H.R. 6147 Includes:
- The Welch-Stefanik Lake Champlain Basin Amendment -- $8.4 Million
- $360 Million for the Land Water Conservation Fund
- $300 Million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
- $155 Million for the National Endowment for the Arts
- $155 Million for the National Endowment for the Humanities
- $415 Million for the Office of National Drug Control Policy to combat the opioid epidemic, including $280 million for High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA)
- $161 Million for the Treasury Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence to enforce sanctions on terrorists and rogue states
- Repeal of the WOTUS Rule