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Schrader Issues Statement on FY 2023 Six-Bill Appropriations Minibus

U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) issued the following statement after voting to advance the FY 2023 Six-Bill Appropriations Minibus:

“I believe that advancing this year’s first FY 2023 appropriations minibus - which encompasses Transportation-HUD; Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior-Environment; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs - is crucial for addressing some of the most pressing issues facing individuals and families in my district,”
Rep. Schrader said. “This comprehensive legislative package will help create good-paying jobs, combat the climate crisis, bolster health and economic security, invest in proper care and services for our brave servicemembers, and also builds off the work we have already done to improve our infrastructure systems. I am particularly pleased to have secured over $20 million dollars of community project funding in this appropriations minibus for critical district priorities. This funding will go a long way towards getting key projects online throughout the 5th District.”

Congressman Schrader secured the following funding for district projects:

  • $1,252,950 to the City of Aumsville for a new wastewater treatment plant

  • $5,000,000 to Tri-Met to expand and retrofit the existing transit center

  • $2,560,000 to the Salem Area Mass Transit District to support construction of the MaaS transit facility

  • $2,800,000 to the Oregon Department of Transportation to construct a sidewalk along a segment of U.S. 101 in Lincoln City

  • $4,000,000 to the Housing Authority of Clackamas County for demolition, site prep, and other infrastructure investments needed to launch the Hillside Redevelopment project

  • $2,000,000 to Marion County for strategic excavation of the Detroit Lake marinas

  • $3,000,000 to Tillamook County for building connectivity between the county’s electrical facilities and establish a smart grid system

Having passed through the House, this portion of the appropriations minibus now heads to the Senate for further consideration. After the Senate passes their appropriations bills, both chambers will convene for a conference process to finalize legislative text.