Swalwell Votes YES on Bipartisan Government Funding Bill to Keep the Government Open and Strengthen Homeland Security
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15), released the following statement after voting YES on the bipartisan $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill that will keep the government open and funded:
“This bipartisan compromise funding deal keeps the government open, and protects programs that help working families. The compromise deal does not include extremely partisan anti-environmental or anti-refugee provisions, and it is a compromise I am able to support. Importantly, the funding bill rightly re-authorizes the long-stalled Zadroga Act, which ensures our 9/11 heroes receive long-term care and support.
“In addition, as a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am grateful that the funding bill includes key intelligence bills that address the growing cyber threat facing our nation, while adequately safeguarding civil liberties. I’m particularly pleased the funding bill also contains a provision I authored in the Intelligence Authorization Act to ensure Department of Energy National Labs like Lawrence Livermore and Sandia are clearly available to work with recipients of federal homeland security grants such as state and local governments.
“I am hopeful in the New Year we can build upon the bipartisan nature of this funding bill and continue to invest in hardworking Americans and our national security.”