WASHINGTON, DC – Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman released the following statement after the Senate passed a 6-bill “minibus” that will prevent a partial government shutdown and fund key projects across the commonwealth. The bill cleared the Senate by a 75-22 vote today and will be sent to the president’s desk:

“I came to Washington to fight for every community in our commonwealth. I am proud to have worked with my colleagues in the Pennsylvania delegation to fund our government responsibly and secure critical funding for projects across the state.

“This bill will deliver vital investments across Pennsylvania, including for infrastructure, farmers, schools and universities, our servicemembers, local communities, and so much more,” said Senator Fetterman. “I am particularly proud that this bill fully funds SNAP and WIC with no new restrictions. I didn’t come to the Senate to take food from hungry kids and families, and I’ll keep up that fight.”

Senator Fetterman personally secured $21,686,000 in funding for 19 projects in 15 counties across Pennsylvania and worked with Senator Casey and his colleagues in the House to secure nearly $100M for 77 projects across 42 counties.

Specific projects in Pennsylvania that Sen. Fetterman pushed for in Congressionally Directed Spending requests include:

  1. $3.3 million for the Dauphin County Bridge Improvement Program
  2. $2 million for housing projects in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
  3. $2 million for affordable housing in Bedford County
  4. $1.9 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region
  5. $1.8 million for creating a safer, more efficient Clarion County Courthouse
  6. $1.4 million to support water quality in Williamsport
  7. $1 million for improvements to Allegheny County Airport
  8. $799,000 for transitional living facilities in Lancaster County
  9. $564,000 for the City of Clairton Public Library
  10. $494,000 for the Oil City Library