Congresswoman Foushee Votes to Pass the Second FY24 Appropriations Minibus Bill 

Mar 22, 2024
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Congresswoman Foushee secures an additional $637,195 for local projects in second government funding package 

WASHINGTON, DC (March 22, 2024) — Today, Congresswoman Valerie Foushee (NC-04), issued the following statement after the House voted to pass H. Res. 1102, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024, a bipartisan package of the six remaining appropriations bills which will fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, while investing further in critical priorities for the American people. This bill also includes a Community Project Funding request championed by Congresswoman Foushee, delivering federal funding directly to a local project in North Carolina’s Fourth District. 

“Today, I was proud to vote for a bipartisan funding package that will keep our government funded through the end of the fiscal year, and adverts an unnecessary and reckless government shutdown,” said Congresswoman Valerie Foushee (NC-04). “Once again, House Democrats have been successful in rejecting extreme House Republican policies from these funding bills that aimed to slash efforts to fight climate change, attempted to limit reproductive rights nationwide, and threatened our national security. These bipartisan 2024 funding bills will help fight inflation, keep our communities safe, and keep our country moving forward.” 
 
This FY24 appropriations package also includes one of the fifteen Community Project Funding requests made by Congresswoman Foushee in March 2023 for Fourth District community non-profits and public institutions. The project is listed below: 

  • Durham County Emergency Operations Center (Durham County Office of Emergency Services Management Division) — $637,195 
  • Purpose: To design and construct a 32,000 square foot Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This project will replace the repurposed youth home that has been serving as an EOC since the 1990s. 

This community investment follows the previously announced projects included in the first government funding package. In total, Congresswoman Foushee secured over $12.39 million in federal funding for the fifteen Community Project Funding requests from Fourth District non-profits and public institutions. You can find the fourteen community projects that were included in the first government funding package here

This legislation is expected to be signed into law by President Biden later this week. The bill text of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 can be found here and a detailed summary of the bill is available here
 

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