How Minnesota's Congressional Delegation Voted on the $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

posted by Justice & Drew - 

Yesterday the House overwhelmingly voted to pass a $1.1 Trillion spending bill, averting a government shutdown and funding operations through September. The bill contains spending for several programs that conservatives have been opposed to, and Democrats are calling it's passage a major victory. Some of the more egregious items in the bill include:

-- $8.1 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency

-- $34.1 billion for medical research at the National Institutes of Health, $3.2 billion more than Trump recommended for the current year and $7.8 billion more than his 2018 budget request.

—$15.5 billion for Title I school grants and $12 billion for special education, both modest increases over 2016

-- $286 million for Title X family planning, some of which is provided to Planned Parenthood.-- $1.5 billion for Amtrak, a $105 million increase.

-- $3 billion for community development block grants. Trump wants to eliminate the program.

So, how did the Minnesota delegation vote on this bill?

CD1 - Tim Walz (DFL): YES

CD2 - Jason Lewis (R): NO

CD3 - Erik Paulsen (R): YES

CD4 - Betty McCollum (DFL): YES

CD5 - Keith Ellison (DFL): NO

CD6 - Tom Emmer (R): NO

CD7 - Collin Peterson (DFL): NO

CD8 - Rick Nolan (DFL): YES

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