December 7, 2016
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through April 2017 that includes $170 million to respond to the Flint water crisis, $872 million for scientific research and other programs in the 21st Century Cures Act, and more than $10.1 billion to support military operations abroad. After the vote, Rep. Peters released the following statement:
“The massive investment in scientific research Congress made today will create the jobs of the future in places like San Diego and lead to discoveries that will save and improve countless lives.
“This bill avoids a costly government shutdown, ensures that essential government programs can keep operating, and gives our military the resources to continue countering threats abroad. A long-term budget would give our military leaders and business community more certainty, and I look forward to a more regular budgeting process next year that cuts wasteful spending, invests in expanding educational opportunity, and reforms the tax code to incentivize wage growth for working families.”