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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) – today released the following statement applauding the passage of the FY2020 Appropriations package for CJS:

“This fiscally responsible bill includes essential resources to further our nation’s priorities in scientific innovation, law enforcement and economic development, and I applaud its passage as part of the full Appropriations bill. This legislation will not only benefit Kansans with federal programs aimed to keep communities safe and invest in infrastructure, but it also accelerates the goal of returning American astronauts to the moon and cementing our country’s leadership in space exploration.

“This legislation also provides the necessary support for the U.S. Census Bureau as it undertakes the 2020 Decennial Census, strengthens trade enforcement and invests in advancing severe weather forecasting. I am grateful to have worked closely with Ranking Member Shaheen to pass a good government, bipartisan bill that enables numerous agencies within our jurisdiction to accomplish their missions and address the needs of our nation. I look forward to President Trump signing this legislation into law and seeing the ways in which these federal resources impact communities in Kansas and across the country.”

Items to Note:

  • In September, the Appropriations Committee passed the FY2020 CJS Appropriations bill.
  • In mid-October, Sen. Moran spoke on the Senate floor about the FY2020 CJS Appropriations bill and the importance of getting it, along with other funding legislation, across the finish line.
  • For a full summary of the FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Actclick here.

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