Alexander Supports 2-Year Senate Budget that Prioritizes Fighting Opioid Crisis, Rebuilding Military, Improving Roads and Bridges
Posted on February 8, 2018
WASHINGTON, February 8, 2018—United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said he would support the bipartisan two-year Senate budget agreement that sets priorities including fighting the opioid crisis and rebuilding the military, while it funds government programs until March 23.
“This 2-year budget agreement sets important priorities for our nation: fighting the opioid crisis, ending the sequestration funding restrictions on our military, and improving our nation’s roads, bridges, locks and dams. It also extends funding for the community health centers that nearly 400,000 Tennesseans rely on for their health care, and extends funding for CoverKids, which provides health insurance to nearly 74,000 Tennessee children and pregnant women.”