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Congressman Al Green Fights to Secure Funding for Projects to Create Jobs and Improve Lives in the Ninth Congressional District

Washington (DC), Congressman Al Green (TX-09) applauded the recent passage of the Conference Report for H.R. 3288, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The report passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 221 to 202. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes critical investments in education, worker training, and job creation, is designed to help American workers while moving the U.S. economy toward recovery.

Congressman Green, addressing the job creation potential this legislation would have for his District, made the following statement:

“By allocating more than $117 million to fund projects for law enforcement, transportation, infrastructure, healthcare and education, this bill will have a positive impact on the constituents of the Ninth Congressional District. These projects will be beneficial to our economy in the short term because they will create much needed jobs, as well as ensure the longevity and sustainability of our economy in the future.”

The Consolidated Appropriations Act is one component of the Democratic Leadership’s platform of fiscal responsibility, with all twelve FY 2010 bills registering at 10 billion dollars below the budget submitted by the President earlier this year. The conference report consolidated six appropriations bills, leaving only the Defense Appropriations Bill for consideration by the House and Senate.

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