Chairman Rogers: "We simply must not leave our citizens in the lurch – particularly as thousands of American families and communities continue to rebuild following devastating natural disasters across the country."
The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) funding bill. The legislation includes funding for programs within the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and other related agencies.
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers today blasted the Senate Democrat leadership for defeating a critical measure – passed on a bipartisan basis in the House last night – to prevent a government shutdown and to provide desperately needed disaster relief funds.
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers today praised the passage of a stop-gap funding measure that will prevent a government shutdown and provide funding for much-needed disaster relief efforts across the country.
"This bill must pass if we are going to keep our word to the American people. We need to get help to Americans who need it most – those who lost their homes and businesses to unforgiving natural disasters."
"This CR will give Congress the time needed to complete Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriations legislation and adequately funds vital government programs and services while working to put federal spending on a more sustainable course."
Sep 14, 2011 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today introduced a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government operating past the end of the fiscal year on September 30. The legislation also contains a total of $3.65 billion in disaster relief funding to provide much-needed assistance to the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Irene, recent wildfires, the devastating floods and tornados in the Midwest and South, the Mid-Atlantic earthquake, and other natural disasters.
Sep 12, 2011 Press Release
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers today announced his commitment to including urgently needed disaster recovery and relief funds through upcoming Continuing Resolution legislation.
Sep 8, 2011 Press Release
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers released this statement tonight following the President's economic address to Congress.
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2012 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill, which provides annual funding for the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other related agencies.