Officials in the City of Wheeling and Wheeling Heritage are pleased with the passage of legislation for fiscal year 2022 that contains more than $3.8 million in projects for the Friendly City thanks to the efforts of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.).
The House and Senate passed the bipartisan omnibus bill last late last week. The package included the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 and the final list of Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) projects that will be funded for this year’s federal spending cycle. Now that the bill has passed the Senate, it will be sent to the White House for President Biden’s signature.
These congressionally-directed projects can only be requested by units of local government or non-profit organizations.
“The projects being funded through the reinstituted Congressionally Directed Spending process will create jobs, enhance ongoing economic development efforts, and greatly enhance the quality of life for our residents. I appreciate the efforts of Senators Capito and Manchin to direct this money to the City of Wheeling and look forward to President Biden signing the bill into law,” said Mayor Glenn Elliott.
Projects for Wheeling include the following:
The City of Wheeling looks forward to continuing the relationship with leaders like Manchin and Capito to make progress for our citizens and families.