Washington, D.C. – Congressman Chris Stewart secures funding for many programs and agencies impacting Utah, and specifically Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, in the House Appropriations Committee. Rep. Stewart’s FY21 priorities include job creation, Utah’s public lands, healthcare, and national defense.
“One of the fundamental duties of Congress is controlling the purse strings of the Federal Government. It is a great responsibility to serve on the Appropriations Committee, where I can fight for responsible spending and ensure that Utah priorities are funded.” – Rep. Chris Stewart
Please see below for Utah-specific requests that were included in FY21 Appropriations:
Funding for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Combating suicide by providing qualified mental health counselors to staff the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
$68 million to complete increment two of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Mission Integration Facility at Hill Air Force Base – Keeping our next-generation missile defense on track and bringing defense jobs to Utah.
$20 million for the Central Utah Project – Ensuring a long-term water supply for the Wasatch Front.
Funding for Downwinder Radiation Screening – Ensures continued protections for Utahns who have been exposed to radiation.
$21 million for wild horse and burro management – Protecting rangeland health on Utah’s public lands.
$5 million for Dugway Proving Ground West Desert Test Center – Restored budget cut, allowing Dugway to continue research on the threats we face from chemical and biological weapons.
Health and Human Services Social Media Report – Funds a study to determine the mental health impacts of social media.
$4 million for GPS modernization for National Park Service – Provides updated technology for Utah’s national parks.
Lake Powell Quagga Mussel Control Pilot Program – Tracking watercraft to prevent the spread of quagga mussels in Utah’s bodies of water.