Congresswoman Gwen Moore Secures Key Funding in Appropriations Package

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Secures Key Funding in Appropriations Package

Today, Congresswoman Moore voted to pass H.R. 4502, FY 2022, which includes the following seven appropriations bills: Labor-HHS-Education; Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior-Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Transportation-HUD. In response, she released the following statement:

“I was pleased to vote today for a ‘minibus’ bill that provides strong investments in our community and which seriously addresses some pressing needs in our community in health, education, infrastructure, and other key areas. For me, it was critical that I ensured this funding bill benefits the most vulnerable and I am proud this bill includes some key priorities I fought for. 

As co-chair of the House TRIO caucus and a TRIO alum, I am proud the bill would provide a $200 million increase for this program.  I also am thrilled that the bill would fully fund WIC at $6 billion,, which I fought for, and provide $12 million for school breakfast expansion grants, including the adoption during floor debate of an amendment I offered to provide an additional $2 million. 

In regards to efforts to protect our children from lead paint, I am pleased that bill response to efforts I led earlier this year to increase funding for lead poisoning prevention efforts at HUD and CDC.  The bill would increase funding for CDC programs by $11 million and includes language I requested urging that more of those funds go directly to cities like Milwaukee.  The package would also provide a $100 million increase for HUD’s.

On health care, the package provides strong funding for a number of programs, including the safeguard the health and well-being of mothers and children, a long time priority of mine.  The legislation would begin to fund programs authorized under my Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death law that I worked to get enacted last year to help prevent the traumatic, unexpected and unexplained death of infants and children. 

Lastly, during floor debate, I was pleased to co-author a bipartisan amendment to increase LIHEAP funding by an additional $10 million, building on an increase providing in the bill.  In Wisconsin, it is estimated that LIHEAP serves about 31% of those who are eligible. I know in Wisconsin, where the temperature can range between 55 degrees below zero to nearly or above 100 degrees, it is not optional to have heating or cooling and these additional funds will help more families pay their energy costs. 

I am proud to vote in support of H.R. 4502. The funding in this bill will help make the residents of the Fourth Congressional District healthier, stronger, and safer.” 

Some other priorities addressed in this bill include:


Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: $375, an increase of $40 million

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund: $1.35 billion, an increase of $90 million

Clean Water State Revolving Fund: $1.87 billion, an increase of $240 million

Sewer Overflow Control Grants: $60 million, an increase of $20 million


TRIO:  $1.3 billion, an increase of $200 million

Title I: $36 billion, an increase of $19.5 billion

Special Education: $17.2 billion, a $3 billion increase

Head Start: $12.2 billion, a $1.4 billion increase.

Child Care and Development Block Grant: $7.4 billion, a $1.5 billion increase.

Health Care

 National Institutes of Health (NIH) – $49 billion for NIH, a $6.5 billion increase.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) –$10.6 billion, a $2.7 billion

Urban Indian Health $200 million, an increase of $137 million. 

Family Violence Prevention and Battered Women’s Shelters programs:  $463.4 million, a $280 million increase

Veterans Health Care: $98.5 billion, an 8 percent increase over 2021.  For WI-04, this increase would mean an additional $60 million for veterans’ healthcare in the district to enable the VHA to improve access to health care in key areas like women’s health, mental health, and opioid treatment; provide more veterans with home and community-based services; recruit and retain nurses and physicians; and support crucial medical research that improves veterans’ health and quality of life.

Read more about H.R. 4502 here.

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