Lincoln, Pryor Announce Senate Committee's Approval of Arkansas Health & Education Projects
U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor today announced that several Arkansas projects were included in the Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education Appropriations Bill recently passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Lincoln and Pryor secured funding for several Arkansas projects despite spending constraints this fiscal year. After approval by the Senate, the Fiscal Year 2007 legislation will go to a Senate-House conference committee to negotiate differences between the two chambers.
"Arkansas' educational institutions and health care facilities have earned a reputation for excellence across the country," Lincoln said. "Our universities strive to enrich the lives of Arkansans through public service and research and their efforts have benefited our entire state as well as garnered respect throughout the nation. I will continue my efforts to ensure that the federal funds we secured are included in the final appropriations bill so that Arkansas can build upon its progress as a national leader in education, science, and medicine."
"This bill helps fund important projects that will improve health care services throughout the state and increase opportunities for many Arkansas students pursuing higher education," said Pryor. "In turn, these graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, training and skills to improve the quality of life for all Arkansans."