Legislation includes several policy priorities championed by Carper

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) today voted with a bipartisan majority in the Senate to pass the 2023 Fiscal Year omnibus appropriations bill by a vote of 68-29. The government funding bill authorizes nearly $773 billion for non-defense discretionary programs—including $118 billion for Veterans Affairs medical care—and $858 billion for defense programs. The spending package also includes bipartisan legislation to reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act to safeguard future presidential election results.

“When Congress comes together in a bipartisan way to get things done, our country is better for it. In addition to funding our government through the end of next September, this spending package includes billions of dollars to expand health care for our nation’s veterans, increased funding for nutrition and housing assistance to help ease the burdens of inflation on American families, and assistance to our Ukrainian allies as they continue to fend off Russian aggression,” said Carper. “I’m also pleased this spending bill includes nearly $97 million for community projects in Delaware—funding that will make a positive impact in all three counties in the First State. In the weeks and months ahead, I look forward to seeing these investments in action and seeing how they will help our communities thrive.”

Carper secured the inclusion of several policy priorities in this year’s omnibus package, including:

Click here to view the entire text of the 2023 Fiscal Year omnibus appropriations bill.


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