Latta Applauds Passage of All 12 House Appropriations Bills
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues on Thursday in passing H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. The passage of the bill is notable as it is the first time in nearly a decade that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed all 12 of the annual funding bills on time. The bills included a number of provisions supported by Latta including a pay increase for military members, funding to strengthen border security, and it rolls back a number of regulations that are harmful to job creation and economy.
In addition, the appropriations bills fully fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the National Sea Grant College Program — two important programs that help protect Lake Erie. Toledo’s 180th Fighter Wing also received funding for infrastructure improvements.
The appropriations bills were passed at a time when the House continues to advance legislation at a faster rate than the beginning of recent administrations.
“While it may not get the attention from the national media, the House has been doing its work,” said Latta. “That includes passing all 12 appropriations bills, on-time, through the standard committee process. We fully debated and passed funding to secure our border, provide our military with the resources they need, and roll back burdensome and unnecessary regulations. I share the frustrations of many Americans that most of the legislation passed in the House has been stymied by an obstructionist minority party in the Senate, and urge that body to consider the elimination of the 60-vote threshold on appropriation bills so we can keep our government running.”