Washington, DC– Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 3354 – the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018 and released the following statement after House passage:
“I disagreed with the President’s budget proposal and pledged to work hard on behalf of our district during the appropriations process to ensure the priorities of the North Country were protected,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I’m pleased to report that several amendments I worked on for our district were included in the final appropriations bill that passed the House today.
“I will continue to work in a bipartisan manner in Congress to support jobs and economic growth in our region, ensure that our environmental treasures are protected, provide educational opportunities for the next generation, and much more,” added Stefanik.
The Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018 included many amendments that Congresswoman Stefanik cosponsored, including:
- A Welch-Stefanik Amendment to Restore Funding for Lake Champlain Restoration and Protection
- A Bipartisan Amendment to Increase Women in Apprenticeships
- An amendment that would Increase Funding for the Older Americans Act to Provide Access to In-Home and Nutrition Services, including Meals on Wheels.
- An amendment to provide $1.15 billion in Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
The Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018 passed the House today by a vote of 211-198.