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July 20, 2022

Rep. Kirkpatrick Secures Huge Wins for Arizona in Government Funding Package

Arizona’s Appropriator Announces Community Project Funding Victories

[Washington, D.C.] – Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick and her colleagues voted on her Appropriations Committee government funding bill which invests in Arizona families and the economy for Fiscal Year 2023.  This legislation will support Arizona families, create good-paying jobs and protect Arizonans’ health and well-being. Rep. Kirkpatrick is the only Arizonan sitting on the Appropriations Committee and has been an influential voice in advocating and delivering federal funds to the state.

“As Arizona’s Appropriator, I am incredibly proud of the work my team has done on this 2023 funding package. My position on the committee has allowed me to advocate for our state and deliver some significant victories to our community,” said Rep. Kirkpatrick. “I believe that good governance can be a powerful force for progress – which is why I proudly worked on this bill and voted to invest in Arizona families and the Arizona economy.”

“This package of government funding bills advances the priorities that Arizonans value most: creating good-paying jobs, improving our infrastructure, bolstering economic security and more.  This legislation will also address some of the most urgent challenges facing our nation, whether combating the climate crisis, strengthening America’s food supply or caring for our heroic veterans.  With this legislation, we are taking another strong step in our fight to advance health, opportunity and security for all of America’s hard-working families.”

This government funding package will secure critical investments in a range of key priorities for Arizona communities:

  • Creating Good-Paying Jobs by upgrading Arizona’s roads, bridges, public transit, rail, airports and water infrastructure.
  • Combating the Climate Crisis by expanding renewable energy, strengthening local resilience against extreme weather and spurring new, innovative technology.
  • Bolstering Arizonans Health and Economic Security by investing in federal nutrition programs, Arizona small businesses, stronger consumer protection and expanded affordable housing.
  • Honoring Our Servicemembers by investing in VA health care, military housing, child care for military families and mental health services.
  • Strengthening Our Nation’s Food Supply by supporting Arizona farmers, expanding agricultural research and investing in land conservation. 

A list of some of Rep. Kirkpatrick’s top Appropriations funding priorities and Community Project Funding Wins are attached. # # #

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