“While far from perfect, the bill we passed keeps the government funded for the remainder of the fiscal year while addressing a number of the most pressing issues facing our nation.
The bill prioritizes our national security by increasing defense spending so that we can focus on rebuilding our military and includes the biggest boost to border security in a decade.
On the domestic side, it fully funds newly created programs to help states address the devastating opioid and heroin epidemic that is sweeping the nation while halting any new funding for Obamacare and reining in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
It is my hope that we can build on this momentum moving forward and make it a priority to pass all twelve appropriations bills on an annual basis. Cooperation and regular order in the Senate will help our country build a path of success for the future, open more doors to projects important to Arkansas and go a long way toward fixing the broken system in Washington.”