District Project Requests
Appropriations Each year, the United States Congress has a constitutional obligation to debate and pass several pieces of legislation, known as appropriations bills, which fund the operations of the federal government and maintain services for the American public. These bills fund many aspects of our government, ranging from our military to student loan programs to disease research and prevention.
Most of the funding set aside in each appropriations bill is allocated to large national departments, agencies and programs. However, Members of Congress also have an opportunity to bring tax dollars back to their districts by requesting funds on behalf of deserving local projects. In a typical year, these might include afterschool activities, job training programs, police departments or countless other community focused organizations and initiatives. Through this process, I am working to ensure that
This year, I have submitted a number of requests for Fiscal Year 2010 funding on behalf of local organizations, which can be found here:
Water Quality and Flood Protection
Every several years, Congress adopts a new version of the Water Resource Development Act. This expansive legislation authorizes new Army Corps of Engineers projects across the United States, ensuring that they are eligible to receive annual appropriations funding at a later date. This year, I have submitted two projects on behalf of the City of Indianapolis, which will improve water quality and expand flood protection.
You can view the requests that I submitted here:
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