Maloney Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill
WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement in support of the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
“This legislation offers a substantial improvement in how we fund our nation’s priorities. I commend Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey for their success in finding the compromise necessary to avert another government shutdown.
“The bill improves funding for everything from nutrition programs and public housing to education and veterans assistance. It also fully funds job creating infrastructure investments in the district I represent, including $14.6 million for the Second Avenue Subway and $215 million for the East Side Access project.
“I am also pleased to see that, unlike past appropriations bills, there isn’t a single anti-choice rider that would threaten women’s access to comprehensive health care.
“The bill isn’t perfect – no compromise ever is. There are other priorities I wish we had addressed, such as more funding for the National Institutes of Health and an extension of unemployment insurance. Even so, the bill offers a vast improvement from our current budget, and I’m happy to support it.”