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March 10, 2020 Statement
"The budget proposes to cut CDC funding by $693 million, or 9 percent, below the FY 2020 appropriation. And, despite the presentation of the President’s Budget, which claims that infectious disease, global health and preparedness were prioritized in CDC’s request, key programs would be cut: the Public Health Data Initiative, the Public Health Workforce program, and the Infectious Diseases Rapid Response Reserve Fund that allowed CDC to quickly respond to COVID-19. This subcommittee will not be pursuing the administration’s proposed cuts. To cut from our public health infrastructure during an outbreak is beyond consideration. Instead, I intend to invest in CDC and our nation’s public health system."
March 10, 2020 Statement
"I would be remiss if I did not mention the inadequacy of the Department’s budget request in a number of important areas that have bipartisan support. I think that many of the proposed cuts in the Commerce Department’s request show a disregard for the tens of millions of Americans and American businesses who are helped by these programs."
March 10, 2020 Statement
"Despite the likelihood that these challenges will continue for some time, the administration has put forth an inadequate budget, as it has every year during its time in office. This year, USDA’s budget request is $16.4 billion, which is a reduction of $3.5 billion, or 18 percent, in discretionary funding from the final fiscal year 2020 bill. I continue to believe many of the proposals in the budget are bad for our farmers, rural communities, and vulnerable populations and quite honestly dead on arrival."
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March 10, 2020 Statement
"This Budget slashes billions from the EPA and Department of Education. It cuts medical research by $3.3 billion and reduces CDC funding. It eliminates Community Development Block Grants and low-income assistance programs. OMB has proposed some of these cuts year after year, even though Congress has stepped in repeatedly to restore critical accounts."
March 10, 2020 Statement
"Today we will hear from Members of Congress on pressing issues ranging from concerns about offshore drilling, funding wastewater infrastructure, to supporting the National Estuary Program. The Members testifying today represent the interests of both Republicans and Democrats, from cities and rural areas all over the country, facing a broad array of challenges."
March 9, 2020 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today condemned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for refusing to testify before the Subcommittee regarding the Trump administration’s budget request and its response to the coronavirus outbreak.
March 5, 2020 Press Release
“This legislation is a strong step to enable a coordinated, whole-of-government response to keep families and communities safe from the coronavirus."
March 5, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies will hold a public witness hearing on March 31, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building for those who wish to provide input for the FY2021 Appropriations bill.
March 5, 2020 Statement
"There are serious questions on how medical reforms have been accounted for in the President’s Budget request for Fiscal Year 2021. Across the spectrum of the military health system, from medical readiness to beneficiary care, in many cases the budget justification lacks the adequate detail for the subcommittee to make informed decisions."
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March 4, 2020 Press Release
The House today passed, on a bipartisan 415 to 2 vote, emergency supplemental appropriations legislation to address the coronavirus outbreak.

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