12.21.20

Vice Chairman Leahy Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON (Monday, Dec. 21, 2020) – Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Monday released the $1.4 trillion fiscal year 2021 Omnibus Appropriations bill.

Leahy said: “This agreement is the product of weeks of hard work and compromise.  This is not the bill I would have written on my own.  It includes things I support and things I oppose.  But on balance, passage of this bill is unquestionably in the interest of the American people, and both the House and the Senate should act on it quickly.” 

Leahy’s full statement is available HERE.

The bill includes critical funding for programs that help grow our economy and support working families.  Importantly, it includes increased funding for education, early childhood programs, mental health services, and desperately needed food assistance programs to help families struggling in this unprecedented health and economic crisis.  It provides increases for affordable housing and homelessness services to help those who are most vulnerable, especially in these uncertain times.  Democrats fought for these increases and they would not be available under a continuing resolution.   

A full summary of the bill is available HERE

Bill text is available HERE.

A breakdown by Appropriations Subcommittee is available below: 

Agriculture

Commerce, Justice, Science

Defense

Energy and Water

Financial Services and General Government

Homeland Security

Interior and Environment

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Programs

Legislative Branch

Military Construction and VA

State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development 

A summary of the much needed COVID Relief Package, as produced by the Senate Minority Leader’s office, is available HERE.

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