Titus Statement on FY 2014 Spending Bill

Jan 15, 2014
Press Release

January 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District released the following statement today on the House passage of FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 359-67: 
 
“Today’s bill is not perfect, but it is a necessary and important step forward for our economy and our government. The agreement will replace some of the damaging cuts caused by sequestration and make key investments that will strengthen our economy and create new jobs. I’m especially pleased this legislation will increase investment in infrastructure and expand funding for critical programs such as Early Head Start, Title I, and the federal Pell Grant program. Today’s agreement also repeals cuts to disabled veterans’ pensions and provides new resources to address the benefit claims’ backlog at the VA. However, it still falls far short. I’m incredibly disappointed today’s bill fails to restore emergency unemployment benefits, letting downs thousands of out-of-work Nevadans already struggling to make ends meet.”