Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Lucy McBath voted to pass a budget that includes over $2 billion in funding McBath helped secure, $18,771,736 in Community Project Funding, and multiple pieces of legislation she has championed during her time in Congress.
Nationally, the funding McBath helped secure will support programs including the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative, a grant that prioritizes preventing violence in high homicide areas; the Family Violence and Prevention Services Act, the only federal funding source for domestic violence shelters and programs; the National Domestic Violence Hotline, a 24-hour confidential line that connects callers and service providers; as well as funding for the CDC and NIH to study gun violence prevention, which builds on the money she helped secure last Congress for the first time in over two decades.
“We know that these programs make a real difference in the lives of all our neighbors,” said McBath. “As we continue our work in Congress to elevate and enhance the services we can provide to the American people, I am so proud to have led on these priorities that will make life better, safer, and more secure for hard-working American families.”
The omnibus also includes two bills McBath led in Congress: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which helps ensure working women are given reasonable accommodations in the workplace during their pregnancies; and the SAFER Act, which allows penalty-free distributions from tax-exempt retirement plans for domestic abuse victims who are in need of access to financial resources. This builds on the 6 pieces of legislation she has had signed into law thus far during her time as a member of Congress.
“Local leadership and national organizations work each and every day to bring support to the programs that need it most, and I am proud to serve my community to help make it the best place to live, start a business, and raise a family,” said McBath. “We must continue to do all we can to help our communities by addressing the issues that matter most.”
McBath also worked to direct millions in local funding that will support residents in Georgia.
“I am proud to have helped secure funding that will support so many of these projects that will revitalize our community, bolster small business, and enhance the services and resources that make Georgia such a wonderful place to live, work, and play,” McBath said. “These investments will make a real difference in the lives of everyday people, and I am eager to see the impact of these projects on the people I am honored to serve.”
McBath championed funding for 11 projects that will directly benefit Georgia residents. These include:
- Broad Street Downtown Revitalization: $2,000,000
- City of Roswell for a Children’s Stormwater Garden and Adventure Path Project: $3,452,972
- Cobb Parkway Pedestrian Bridge North: $1,000,000
- Corners Community Center: $1,050,000
- Emory University, Atlanta, GA for nursing apprenticeship program with stipends: $500,000
- Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Atlanta, GA for services, education, and outreach to support families affected by abuse or trauma: $200,000
- Johnson Ferry Road at Shallowford Road Intersection Improvements: $5,000,000
- Path 400 Trail Extension: $750,000
- Peachtree Creek Greenway (PCG) Extension (Model Project): $1,573,204
- University of Georgia, Athens, GA for the Archway Partnership: $3,000,000
- Wellspring Living, Inc, Atlanta, GA for workforce services for victims of sexual exploitation and violence to increase employment opportunities and improve economic outcomes: $245,560