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Rep. Young Kim secures funding for CA-39 initiatives in appropriations bills

U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-39) announced that she secured funding for several important local initiatives for California’s 39th Congressional District in H.R. 2471, the final appropriations bills for FY2022.

Rep. Kim voted in support of H.R. 2471 which:

  • Stops reckless spending proposals and poison pill riders;
  • Maintains the Hyde amendment to prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions;
  • Increases national security and border security spending;
  • Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which Rep. Kim helped pass out of the House last year;
  • Provides assistance to the Ukrainian people and counters Russian aggression; and,
  • Does not include the Biden administration’s COVID-19 funding request.

“While this final appropriations package is not perfect, and I remain deeply concerned about the rushed process of passing these bills, this package includes many initiatives to protect U.S. interests both here at home and abroad as we provide vital support to Ukraine amid Russian aggression,” said Kim. “I am excited to be able to deliver funds directly to California’s 39th District to support important priorities across communities I represent in Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. I will continue to fight for commonsense policies to improve the lives of American workers, businesses and families.”

Included in H.R. 2471 were the following projects Rep. Kim submitted as community project funding requests:

  • $5 million for the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force;
  • $5 million for the California State University, Fullerton Titan Gateway Bridge;
  • $3 million for Orange County Transportation Authority for the State Route 91 Improvement Project;
  • $2.2 million for the City of Placentia for the Golden Avenue Bridge Replacement Project;
  • $2 million for the City of Brea to improve OC Loop Tracks at the Brea Final Phase Gap Closure;
  • $2 million for County of Orange, Santa Ana, CA to support the Be Well South Project;
  • $565,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to support the City of Chino Hills fuel reduction project;
  • $500,000 for the Yorba Linda Water District wildfire protection and firefighting support project;
  • $500,000 for Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA for vocational health training programs in higher education;

Rep. Kim also wrote to the Appropriations Committee in support of the following initiatives included in the final bill:

  • $1 billion for Department of Transportation Nationally Significant Freight and Highway (INFRA) projects funded through the National Highway Trust Fund;
  • $19.6 million for promoting post-baccalaureate opportunities for Hispanic Americans in the Department of Education;
  • $155 million for global nutrition initiatives; and,
  • Report language regarding International Broadcasting Operations into North Korea.
This article was released by the Office of Representative Young Kim.