Government and Politics
January 28, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) voted for an omnibus government funding package that delivers historic investments in working families and New York communities. This legislation takes vital strides forward in House Democrats' fight to protect New Yorkers' health care, honor the service of our nation's veterans and support vital local community projects. Previously advanced by the Senate, this legislation now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law.
“Today, I proudly voted for a spending bill that delivers for working families and invests in communities across my district and New York," said Rep. Espaillat. "Throughout these negotiations, House Democrats have led with our values: fighting for common-sense investments in health care, our veterans and our communities. As a result, this agreement will keep the federal government open and working For The People while delivering historic funds to build a healthier, more just, more prosperous future for New York."
This year's government funding legislation will enact a slate of Rep. Espaillat's key legislative priorities that he successfully championed during the 117th Congress.
In addition, Rep. Espaillat secured over $16.2 Million in federal Community Project Funding to directly support local projects in New York's 13th Congressional District, including:
* $1,000,000 for the Abyssinian Development Corporation, New York, NY for SEL programming and professional development
* $2,200,000 for the City College of New York, NY for an infrastructure workforce training program and center
* $530,000 for the Credible Messenger Mentoring Initiative
* $809,092 for the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, New York, NY for historical curricula and enrichment programs
* $1,246,080 for the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, Bronx, NY for a literacy and language skills program
* $796,981 for the Davidson Community Center Business Improvement District Formation Initiative
* $1,000,000 for the Dominican Women’s Development Center, New York, NY for afterschool, STEM education, and postsecondary access programs
* $750,000 for the Expansion of Behavioral Health Clinics in Montefiore School Based Health Centers
* $1,115,000 for the Harlem Small Businesses Public Safety Educational and Information Initiative
* $1,000,000 for the Hispanic Federation Small Business Support Initiative
* $1,728,586 for the Inwood Merchant Association
* $1,250,000 for the La Marqueta Workforce Improvement Project
* $792,000 for the Research Foundation of the City University of New York, NY for a learning hub for the study of history and culture, including equipment and space furnishings
* $1,000,000 for the The Brotherhood Sister Sol, New York, NY for afterschool programs
* $1,000,000 for the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association of Washington Heights and Inwood, New York, NY for vocational training, workforce development, and supportive services.