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WASHINGTON — This week, Congressman Ellzey joined his colleagues in passing H. Res. 1061, the Consolidated Appropriations Act  

On March 6th, the House passed H. Res 1061, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024. This bill includes funding for Agriculture, Rural Development, the Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and urban development, and Related Agencies.

This Bill:

  • Cuts $200 billion in spending over 10 years
  • Cuts non-defense spending for the first time in a decade
  • Cuts over $3 billion from DOT and HUD programs
  • Cuts funding to more than 50 government agencies
  • Cuts the FBI’s budget by 6% ($654 million)
  • Cuts the DOJ by $977 million from last year
  • Cuts ATF by 7% ($122 million)­
  • Cuts EPA by nearly 10%
  • Cuts the Administration Environment Justice budget request by $275 million
  • Prevents hiring 4,700 Biden-requested D.C. bureaucrats
  • Prohibits COVID mask mandates on public transportation
  • Exempts farmers and livestock producers from burdensome greenhouse gas regulations
  • Increases DEA funding to combat the fentanyl crisis
  • Rejects the Administration’s policies that would cut American energy production
  • Fully funds veterans’ health care and benefits

“This bill is packed with conservative wins, and this is just the start,” said Ellzey. “Over the coming months, I will continue to work with my colleagues to continue to reduce federal spending and this Administration’s overreach.”