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Rep. Frankel Statement on House Passage of Funding Bills that Invest in Clean Energy, Affordable Housing

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Washington, July 20, 2022 | comments

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after the House voted to pass H.R. 8294, a six-bill funding package for Fiscal Year 2023.

“This legislation will help us build a better America with new investments in clean energy and affordable housing, assistance for working families, and so much more,” said Rep. Frankel. “Specifically for Florida, this bill funds at historic levels the restoration of the Everglades, the main source of drinking water for South Florida, and protects the beaches and waterways that serve as economic engines and a way of life in our community. It tackles our housing crisis with funding to make housing more affordable, equitable, and resilient.

“This package includes direct funding for local projects in Palm Beach County at my request, including new funding for the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency and Vita Nova to address the affordable housing crisis, for the City of Delray Beach and the Town of Lantana to upgrade water facilities, and for the Norton Museum of Art for renovations.”

This funding package includes the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; Agriculture, Rural Development; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior, Environment; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, appropriations bills.  A full summary of the bill can be found here.

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