Today, National Governors Association Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey released the following statement on the passage of Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
“Governors appreciate the bipartisan efforts in Congress that led to the passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus appropriations package. Many Governors’ priorities are funded within the legislation, which will strengthen the state-federal partnership and help spur economic competitiveness within the states and territories.
“In the final bill, Congress safeguarded the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds that were included in the American Rescue Plan Act, which are key to continued economic recovery efforts. Lawmakers also fulfilled the commitments made under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by fully funding the measure this year and ensuring that the new resources are made available to states and territories as intended under the law.
“Governors stand ready to immediately put these funds to good use as we work to fix and improve our nation’s infrastructure.”