The federal government recently avoided a complete shutdown largely due to the work of U.S.Rep. David Price, D-District 4, who, as the chairperson of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, helped secure funding for valuable national and statewide programs.
Price is North Carolina's only member of the appropriations subcommittee.
In the wake of a Feb. 15 deadline to pass a new funding bill, the subcommittee created seven appropriations bills. These bills were then signed into law, denying suggested budget cuts and preventing another government shutdown.
“Federal research funding spurs innovation to give the United States a competitive edge. As a member of the conference committee that negotiated the funding agreement to avert another government shutdown, I helped prevent devastating cuts proposed by the Trump administration and protect critical investments including funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development in Research Triangle Park and National Science Foundation grants that support innovative research at local universities,” Price said in a statement.
The legislation guarantees funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s facility in Research Triangle Park. This bill rejects previously suggested budget cuts and provides $706.5 million in investments for the EPA Science and Technology account.