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July 20, 2022



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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) voted to pass H.R. 8294, the Fiscal Year 2023 six-bill government funding package that invests in several of her Congressional priorities for years to come:

“As America contends with this pivotal crossroads in our history, we must ensure its budget reflects the values found in its communities. Within this bill exists scores of critical investments that will directly further the lives and futures of both Brooklynites and Americans long into tomorrow,” said Congressman Clarke. “I will continue working with Republicans and Democrats to fund these local and bipartisan priorities, and look forward to fighting in the future on behalf of Congress’s duty to keep our government funded and our communities safe.”

This crucial funding included in the FY23 appropriations government funding package that passed the House of Representatives with bi-partisan support responds directly to some of the most pressing needs throughout the nation and will directly address the greatest challenges faced by the middle class, working families, small businesses, and underserved, underrepresented communities. Rep. Clarke championed several investments within the FY23 that directly address her priorities in this Congress:


  • Public Housing Fund: $8.733 billion, $282 million over FY22
    • included $5 billion for operating expenses of public housing and $3.4 billion for capital maintenance of public housing
  • Homeless Assistance Grants: $3.604 billion, $391 million over FY22 enacted.
    • Includes $75 million set-aside for projects to assist survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Capital Investment Grants: $3.012 billion, $764 million above FY22 enacted
  • Transit Infrastructure Grants, Healthy Streets Program: $55 million
  • Lead Hazard Reduction: $415 million, equal to FY22 enacted


  • SNAP: Bill language on SNAP such sums for unanticipated costs. Overall SNAP funding is $111.1 billion, which fully funds anticipated participation.
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): $6 billion for WIC
    • included $90 million for the breastfeeding peer counselor program and $14 million for infrastructure
  • Summer Food Service Program: $605 million, a $24 million increase above FY22
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program: $4.5 billion, a $216 million increase above FY22
  • Animal Care Program: Provides an increase of $6 million and includes permanent bill language and report language on enforcement and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act


  • Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Vehicle Technologies office, EV Charging Equity Program and Assessment: Report language included 
  • Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office, Electric Vehicle Charging Equity: Report language included 
  • Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Energy Future Grants Program: Provides $102 million, $82 million above FY22 
  • Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Weatherization: Provides $370 million, $36 million above FY22
    • includes $330 million for Weatherization Assistance Program, $10 million for Training and Technical Assistance, and $30 million for Weatherization Readiness Fund 
  • Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, State Energy Program: Provides $65 million, $2 million above FY22, and report language included 


  • Federal Trade Commission: $490 million, $113 million above FY22 
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission: $166.3 million, an increase of $27.3 million above the FY22 enacted level 
  • IRS: $13.6 billion, $1 billion above FY22


  • Environmental Protection Agency/EPA, Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant Program: $150 million, an increase of $58 million above FY22 enacted 
  • Environmental Protection Agency/EPA, State and Local Air Quality Categorical Grants: $322.2 million, an increase of $90.8 million above FY22 enacted 
  • Environmental Protection Agency/EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards for Compliance Monitoring Rules and Methods: Included 
  • Dept. of Interior/National Park Service, 9/11 Memorial Act Grants: $4 million, an increase of $1.25 million above FY22 enacted 
  • Environmental Protection Agency/EPA, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance: $291.3 million, an increase of $49.5 million above FY22 enacted 

Military Construction-Veterans Affairs 

  • VA, Medical and Prosthetic Research: Report language on ensuring research addresses conditions affecting women veterans, including endometriosis

This legislation is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law in the coming days. A detailed summary is available here.


Yvette D. Clarke has been in Congress since 2007. She represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Central and South Brooklyn. Clarke is a Senior Member of both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Committee on Homeland Security, where she serves as Chair of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Subcommittee.