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Rep. Molinaro Delivers Smaller, Smarter, More Secure Government With Passage Of Final Funding Bills

Molinaro: This Long-Awaited Bipartisan Deal Is The Result Of The Good Governing Approach I’ve Pushed For

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) today voted to pass the remaining Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bills. The bills passed with strong bipartisan support and included many of the priorities he has been advocating for.  

Rep. Molinaro said, “Throughout these negotiations, I said I was fighting for a government that was smaller, smarter, and more secure. We got all three principles included in these bipartisan bills. I stood up and fought for more border patrol agents, stopped deep cuts to vital programs like Head Start and LIHEAP, and found savings by cutting wasteful programs like the one to hire more IRS tax agents. This is a step in the right direction and was the result of honest and earnest conversations. This is what good governance can and should look like.”

A list of provisions Rep. Molinaro fought to include in the bill can be found below:

  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will receive funding for 22,000 more border patrol agents.
  • The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (988) will receive $520 million, an increase of $18 million.
  • Programming through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act will receive $15.5 billion, an increase of nearly $1 billion.
  • Head Start will receive $12.3 billion in funding, an increase of over $1 billion.
  • The Child Care Development Block Grant program will receive $8.75 billion, an increase of over $2.5 billion.
  • The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP) will receive $4 billion, an increase of $25 million.
  • Rescinds $10.2 billion from President Biden’s effort to hire over 80,000 new IRS tax agents.
  • The Small Business Development Centers program will receive $140 million.
  • Members of the military will receive the largest pay increase in over 20 years.

As part of the first tranche of Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bills, earlier this month, Rep. Molinaro announced he secured $27.6 million in federal funding for community projects in Upstate New York.