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  • Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill
    Jul 12, 2016  - The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. The legislation targets funding to U.S. foreign policy priorities, including programs that will address instability around the world. The bill focuses funding on the protection of American embassies and consulates, and support for the security of U.S. allies and partners – particularly those in strategic and vulnerable areas, including countries in the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa, and European countries facing Russian aggression. The bill also provides critical humanitarian aid to war-torn and impoverished areas around the globe and dedicates funds to address health threats overseas before they reach the United States. In addition, the legislation contains strong oversight measures and reductions to nonessential or lower-priority international programs to protect and save taxpayer dollars. More
  • House Advances Conference Report to Fight the Zika Virus, Fund Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
    Jun 23, 2016  - The House today approved the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act final Conference Report (House Report 114-640). The legislation now needs to be approved by the Senate, before heading to the President’s desk for final approval. More
  • Conference Committee Agrees on Bill to Fight the Zika Virus, Fund Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
    Jun 22, 2016  - A joint House and Senate Conference Committee today submitted the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577) final Conference Report. The legislation will now head to the House floor for final approval. More
  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 State and Foreign Operations Bill
    Jun 22, 2016  - The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation targets funding to U.S. foreign policy priorities, including programs that will address instability around the world. More
  • House and Senate Hold Joint Conference Committee on Bill to Fund Military Construction-Veterans Affairs and Zika Response
    Jun 15, 2016  - The U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees met today in a joint Conference Committee on the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response appropriations bill (H.R. 2577). More
  • House Approves Funding to Fight Zika Virus
    May 18, 2016  - The U.S. House today approved the Zika Response Appropriations Act (H.R. 5243) on a vote of 241-184. The bill provides a total of $622.1 million to the federal agencies to fight the Zika virus and prevent it from spreading. More
  • Rogers Introduces Funding Bill to Fight the Zika Virus
    May 16, 2016  - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today introduced legislation to provide funding to fight the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The bill, the Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016, will likely be considered in the House this week. More
  • Chairman Rogers Statement on Efforts to Combat Zika
    Apr 20, 2016  - House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers tonight made the following statement on efforts to combat the Zika outbreak. More
  • Appropriations Committee Statement on Proposed Zika Funding
    Apr 6, 2016  - Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, along with State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee Chairwoman Kay Granger and Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole responded today to the Administration’s announcement that federal agencies will use existing funding for efforts to address the Zika epidemic. In February, the Chairs called on the Administration to tap into these existing funds to provide the quickest and most efficient response to the Zika outbreak. More
  • Appropriations Cardinals Urge Administration to Use Existing Funds to Respond to Zika Virus
    Feb 18, 2016  - House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee Chairwoman Kay Granger, and Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole sent a letter today to Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan, urging the Administration to pursue the use of current unobligated funds, including Ebola funds, to meet the immediate needs of response to the Zika outbreak. More