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Sen. Moran’s FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act Passes Senate

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies – today applauded the Senate passage of the Senate substitute to H.R.3055, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) domestic spending bills passed by the House of Representatives, which includes Sen. Moran’s FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

“This bill is fiscally responsible and prioritizes important federal programs that support economic development, law enforcement, and scientific innovation,” said Sen. Moran. “I’m especially pleased that this bill accelerates the goal of returning American astronauts to the moon and cements America’s leadership in space exploration. Ranking Member Shaheen and I have worked in a bipartisan manner to craft a strong bill that enables numerous agencies within our jurisdiction to accomplish their missions, keep communities safe, and address the needs of our nation.”

The FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act funds the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and other related agencies. Specifically, this legislation provides resources for the 2020 Decennial Census and invests in federal law enforcement agencies, state and local law enforcement grants, space exploration, basic science research, economic development programs, trade enforcement, ocean observations, and weather forecasting.

To watch Sen. Moran’s remarks on his FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, click here.

To view a summary of this bipartisan legislation, click here.
 

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