House Adopts FY16 Omnibus
“Today’s adoption of the FY16 Omnibus Act will fund the federal government through September 30, 2016. This important package provides $548 billion in defense funding, including $59 billion to combat ISIL and support operations in Afghanistan with increased intelligence and surveillance capabilities. This Act will ensure that our military members have the resources they need to defend our national security and win the war on terror.
The FY16 Omnibus will also prioritize non-defense spending for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), providing critical research and treatments to continue striving to cure diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.
In addition, this Act provides ample funding to continue Everglades restoration projects and prioritizes spending to support Florida farmers in eradicating diseases. Lastly, $42.4 billion as authorized by the FAST Act will be spent in the upcoming year to revitalize our nation’s transportation networks and water infrastructure, greatly benefiting South Florida’s overcrowded roadways.
Most importantly, the adoption of this legislation provides certainty as working families, small businesses, and local governments plan for the future. I am pleased to support this Act to keep our government operating and our country safe.”
The Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2029 with House Amendment #1 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, was adopted by a vote of 316-113. It is expected to be considered by the Senate this afternoon and sent to the President for his signature into law.