Newhouse Statement on Passage of Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

September 14, 2017
Press Release
Legislation Approved by House Appropriates Government Funding through Regular Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. House approved H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, which includes all twelve annual appropriations bills necessary to continue operations of the federal government:

“This is the first time since 2009 that all twelve appropriations bills were approved on time by the People’s House, which is a victory for regular order and good governance,” said Rep. Newhouse. “This wide-ranging legislation appropriates funding for priorities on behalf of our nation and Central Washington, to maintain dams on the Snake River, and many more provisions that I was able to include in the appropriations process. I hope that my colleagues in the Senate are able to act quickly so that the President can sign this legislation into law.”

Click here for a complete summary of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act.

The legislation approved today by the House includes the remaining appropriations bills that include priorities for Central Washington that Rep. Newhouse fought for as a member of the House Committee on Appropriations:

In July, the House approved H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, in order to fund national security programs, including the military, raising our troops’ pay, supporting defense nuclear waste cleanup at Hanford, and supporting research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.