H.R. 5895; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 154
(Senate - September 17, 2018)

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                               H.R. 5895

  Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. President, the Senate passed 3 of the required 12 
appropriations bills needed to fund the Federal Government starting on 
October first. The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Energy 
and Water, and Legislative Branch appropriations bills fund vital 
programs that care for our military, protect our infrastructure, and 
support the dedicated Federal employees that work for the U.S. 
Congress.
  Within the minibus, programs and projects such as the VA's National 
Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Army Corps dredging for the 
Port of Baltimore, and a new paid-internship program in the Senate are 
just a few of the hundreds of items funded in these bills that will 
benefit the people of Maryland and the Nation. However, I do not 
support the $65 million appropriated in fiscal year 2019 for a new low-
yield nuclear warhead for a submarine-launched ballistic missile. I 
believe this is an unnecessary new weapon that increases the risk of 
miscalculation and unintended escalation.
  As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I am pleased that 
we have gotten this far and I look forward to working with my 
colleagues on moving the other bills to final passage.

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