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  • Appropriations Committee Introduces Legislation to Address the Southwest Border Crisis
    Jul 29, 2014  - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today introduced legislation to provide funding to address the current immigration crisis on the Southwestern border. The bill, H.R. 5230, contains a total of $659 million for border security, enforcement of immigration and customs laws, humanitarian assistance, and illegal immigration prevention. This funding is targeted to meet the immediate needs surrounding the current border crisis, and will be sufficient to cover the estimated costs of these activities for the rest of the 2014 fiscal year. The legislation is fully offset through cuts and rescissions of existing funds within federal agencies, and will result in no new or additional federal spending. More
  • House Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Services Appropriations Bill
    Jul 16, 2014  - The House today approved the fiscal year 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill (H.R. 5016) on a vote of 228-195. The bill provides annual funding for the Treasury Department, the Judiciary, the Small Business Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and several other agencies. More
  • Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Interior and Environment Bill
    Jul 15, 2014  - The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill on a vote of 29-19. The legislation includes funding for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Forest Service, the Indian Health Service, and various independent and related agencies. More
  • House Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
    Jul 10, 2014  - The U.S. House approved the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on a bipartisan vote of 253-170. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies. More
  • Chairman Rogers Statement on Emergency Funding Request by the White House for the Southwestern Border Crisis
    Jul 8, 2014  - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today issued the following statement on the request by President Obama for additional emergency funding to address the humanitarian and border enforcement crisis on the Southwestern border and to provide additional funding for wildland fire disasters. More
  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2015 Interior and Environment Bill
    Jul 8, 2014  - The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation includes funding for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Forest Service, the Indian Health Service, and various independent and related agencies. In total, the bill includes $30.2 billion in base funding, an increase of $162 million above the fiscal year 2014 enacted level and a reduction of $409 million below the President’s request. More
  • Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Services Bill
    Jun 25, 2014  - The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill on a vote of 28-21. The bill provides annual funding for the Treasury Department, the Judiciary, the Small Business Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and several other agencies. More
  • Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2015 State and Foreign Operations Bill
    Jun 24, 2014  - The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill on a voice vote. The bill totals $48.3 billion in both regular discretionary and Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding. More
  • House Passes Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill
    Jun 20, 2014  - The U.S. House today approved the fiscal year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill on a bipartisan vote of 340-73. The legislation funds critical national security needs, military operations abroad, and health and quality-of-life programs for the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. More
  • Congressional Committee Leaders Demand Immediate Administration Action to Address Southern Border Immigration Crisis
    Jun 20, 2014  - Several senior members of Congressional Committees with jurisdiction over border and immigration issues today sent a joint letter to President Barack Obama, demanding immediate action from federal agencies on the immigration crisis at the Southwest border. The letter directs specific actions for the Administration to take – using currently available authorities and resources – to help address the massive influx of “Unaccompanied Alien Children” (UAC) into the United States from Central America. More