Congressman Harley Rouda voted to pass two legislative packages that would fund the federal government through the remainder of fiscal year 2020.
Said Rouda, “For too long, the priorities of Orange County companies and families have been missing from our federal budget. I’ve worked closely with the Appropriations Committee to ensure hard-earned tax dollars return to Southern California’s coast.”
“This year’s spending bill proves that the American people are best served by strong bipartisanship. I am proud to join my colleagues across the aisle to make strategic and cost-effective investments that empower Americans in Orange County and across the United States.”
- Protect and grow Orange County jobs by providing additional infrastructure investments throughout California, repealing the medical device and Cadillac taxes, and encouraging tourism to our beautiful district by reauthorizing the Brand USA program.
- Lower prescription drug costs for Orange County families by improving competition and supporting the development of generic drugs.
- Invest in Orange County small businesses by extending funding for the Export-Import Bank.
- Protect Orange County families with funding for federal research at the CDC and NIH into our nation’s gun violence epidemic.
- Ensure Orange County is represented with funding to provide a thorough and accurate 2020 Census count.
- Protect Orange County’s environment by allocating funding for Santa Ana River Basin projects, directing the Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize projects like the Surfside-Sunset Beach Nourishment Project, increasing funding for the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure clean air and water and to hold polluters accountable, reinstating the fuel cell vehicle tax credit, and funding for coastal communities impacted by climate change.
- Honor Orange County veterans by providing increased funding for VA medical care, including funding to provide homelessness assistance, suicide prevention and outreach, and gender-specific care.
- Combat Orange County’s opioid crisis by providing funding for State Opioid Response Grants and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
This article was released by the Office of Congressman Harley Rouda.