As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Murphy accepts requests for Congressionally Directed Spending. The submissions period for Fiscal Year 2022 has closed. You can find a list of the requests that I have submitted to the Appropriations Committee for consideration in Fiscal Year 2022 below:
Congressionally Directed Spending requests must meet a number of different standards. First, all requests must comply with Senate Rule XLIV. In addition, the Senate Appropriations Committee has imposed new restrictions that will govern the Congressionally Direct Spending process in Fiscal Year 2022. Under these rules, for-profit entities are not eligible to receive Congressionally Directed Spending and only certain accounts are eligible for Congressionally Directed Spending requests. A list of those accounts is available here. Finally, Congressionally Directed Spending is capped at one percent of all discretionary spending so not all eligible projects can be awarded funding. Please note that Congressionally Directed Spending requests will also be made public and that these requests may be subject to audit by the Government Accountability Office.