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Neal Statement on FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Package

March 22, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement on the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2018.


“While this spending package is far from ideal, I am happy that it includes many items that will benefit residents of the First Congressional District. These include the allocation of funding to address the opioid epidemic, specifically in rural communities; grants to extend the capacity of rural broadband; investments in funding for our veterans; funding to repair our crumbling infrastructure; and an expansion of the low-income housing tax credit. On balance, this legislation strives to support strong families, job creation, and economic growth.”