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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) secured more than $182 million through Congressionally-directed spending for Illinois projects in the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Omnibus Appropriations Act. The bill passed the Senate and now heads to the House of Representatives.
“This appropriations package makes significant investments in the future of Illinois,” Durbin said. “The use of Congressionally-directed spending provides Members of Congress, who know their states and districts better than federal agency personnel in Washington, with the ability to direct federal funding to priority projects in their communities.  This much-needed federal funding will help localities in Illinois launch important infrastructure projects, improve access to health care, advance environmental conservation, strengthen community violence prevention initiatives, support our rural communities to ensure they have access to the resources they need, and much more.”
“Our state and our nation are stronger when we invest in our communities and families—and that’s what this bipartisan funding agreement does,” said Duckworth. “I’m so proud I was able to help secure critical support for projects all across our state to help clean up our water, improve our state’s infrastructure, expand healthcare access, create jobs and tackle environmental injustice issues facing communities across Illinois.”
The FY23 Omnibus Appropriations Act includes the following Illinois priorities secured through Durbin and Duckworth Congressionally-directed spending requests:
Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration
Commerce, Justice, Science
Energy and Water
Financial Services and General Government 
Homeland Security
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development


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