Latest Appropriations News
November 24, 2021 Press Release
"As we continue to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, I look forward to continuing to work with Shalanda on funding and policy that creates good-paying jobs, grows opportunity for the middle class, and provides a lifeline for the vulnerable who work hard. I urge the Senate to confirm her again without delay."
November 19, 2021 Press Release
A broad coalition of social services, national security, and veterans advocacy groups is calling for quick action on a negotiated omnibus to deliver for the American people. The only obstacle to action is Congressional Republicans’ refusal to negotiate.
November 17, 2021 Statement
"The fact of the matter is every day that low-income countries remain vulnerable to COVID-19 is another day for the virus to mutate and to adapt. And if we fail to ensure their access to vaccines, those countries will become the breeding grounds for new variants—variants that may be more transmissible or even worse – vaccine resistant."
November 17, 2021 Press Release
“As Appropriators, we understand the importance of passing government funding bills that make our country stronger at home and secure in the world. Over the summer, each of us worked to write appropriations bills that meet the needs of the American people. Now that the Senate has released their versions of these bills, it is time to begin conference negotiations."
November 16, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) sent the following Dear Colleague to House Democrats this morning, providing an update on the appropriations process.
November 15, 2021 Press Release
"Senator Leahy has been at the forefront of the most important matters facing our nation, from his relentless advocacy for a more humane foreign policy to his work on privacy issues. His leadership on agriculture and environmental issues has helped support family farmers while protecting clean air and water."
November 9, 2021 Fact Sheet
November 2, 2021 Press Release
“The House and Senate majorities have both put forward appropriations bills, and our proposals meet the needs of the American people while protecting our national security."
"The United States has to play a leadership role in ending the virus’ uncontrolled spread in the world’s less developed countries. We need to enhance equitable access to vaccines across the world, making tests, therapeutics, personal protective equipment (PPE) more widely available. We need to begin the work now to prevent future pandemics, by aligning around common global targets, tracking progress, and supporting one another in fulfilling our commitments."
"Recovery from the pandemic must mean more than just recovery from the COVID-19 disease. We need to think through how we can help countries build their resilience for the long-term and preserve our development and health gains."