August 01, 2022
**A senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen worked to include federal support for a myriad of NH projects in the proposal released by Senate Democrats, including expanding access to health care, updating water infrastructure, increasing affordable housing and more.**
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that a government funding proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2023 released last week by Senate Democrats includes $89,126,000 for 95 New Hampshire projects, which she helped secure. The robust federal dollars, appropriated through the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) process, invest in a range of Granite State priorities throughout the state, including water infrastructure, health care facility investments, educational training, resources to combat homelessness and food insecurity, support for substance use disorder programs and much more.
In addition to the CDS listed below, Shaheen announced last week numerous Granite State priorities she fought to include in the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) funding legislation released, which Shaheen spearheads as Chair of the subcommittee. She also announced 23 of the 95 New Hampshire projects that she secured funding for through the CJS subcommittee.
“The Congressionally Directed Spending process is a crucial opportunity to ensure small states like New Hampshire aren’t shortchanged the resources we deserve, particularly as we continue to grapple with the fallout from the pandemic. I’m thrilled to announce that I successfully secured over $89 million for New Hampshire in the Senate Democrats’ government funding proposal announced last week. This funding supports 95 projects that respond to a variety of needs across our state – from expanding access to health care in underserved areas to investing in workforce development, expanding access to affordable housing and shelter services, supporting victims of violence, updating aging infrastructure and much more,” said Senator Shaheen. “This bill is an important first step in the appropriations…