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  • Omnubus Legislation

    by Senator Thad Cochran

    Posted on 2015-12-18

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    COCHRAN. Madam President, I am pleased to recommend approval of the Omnibus appropriations and tax relief bill that will soon be considered by the Senate. This bill is consistent with the Budget Act that was enacted in November. It funds the operations of the Federal Government for the remainder of this fiscal year. It provides funding for the Department of Defense and the State Department, along with the FBI, Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. immigration enforcement provisions. It provides a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health. It also funds improvements to our Nation's water and surface transportation infrastructure.

    I deeply appreciate the good work and active leadership of our committee's vice chairwoman, the distinguished Senator from Maryland. She has been a pleasure to work with. She has been very helpful in producing this bill.

    I also thank the very able staff members of the committee who have been very diligent and professional throughout this process. They are a credit to the Senate.

    Madam President, I urge approval of the bill.

    The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Arizona.


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