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May 22, 2019 Statement
"With these investments, we can promote economic development, research and mitigate against climate change, address gun violence, and promote criminal justice reform."
May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 30 to 22. The bill funds the Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies.

May 22, 2019 Statement
The budget proposed by the Trump Administration left a series of budgetary holes throughout the agencies that this subcommittee had to fill. They proposed eliminating programs that members on both sides of the aisle support. Thankfully, we have been able to do this job with an adequate allocation of $73.895 billion in funding for fiscal year 2020, an increase of $9.8 billion over fiscal year 2019. This amount includes a budget adjustment for the 2020 Census, which is an extremely high priority in this bill. Within this allocation, this bill makes significant investments in justice reform, economic development, and the science agencies. We also increased funding for programs and research focused on climate change, and for efforts to address gun violence."
May 21, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released its reports accompanying the fiscal year 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science and Interior-Environment appropriations bills.
May 17, 2019 Statement
"With these investments, we can promote economic development, research and mitigate against climate change, address gun violence, and promote criminal justice reform."
May 17, 2019 Statement
"To address the many challenges faced by the wide variety of agencies under this subcommittee’s jurisdiction, this bill includes a net discretionary total of $73.985 billion in funding for fiscal year 2020, an increase of $9.8 billion over fiscal year 2019. This amount includes a budget adjustment for the 2020 Census, which is an extremely high priority in this bill. Within this allocation, this bill makes significant investments in justice reform, economic development, our country’s engines of innovation and research, and the decennial census. We have also been able to increase funding for programs and research focused on climate change, and for efforts to address gun violence."
May 17, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. The legislation contains $73.895 billion in discretionary budget authority, an increase of $9.78 billion above the fiscal year 2019 level. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.
May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Friday, May 17. The bill funds the Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies.

April 30, 2019 Statement
"On top of funding issues associated with the Census, this administration’s decision to include the citizenship question is highly offensive and, as multiple federal courts have held, unconstitutional. It is an unnecessary addition and a clear attack on immigrant and other minority communities. It must be stopped."
April 30, 2019 Statement
"Unfortunately, as we discuss the funding needs for fiscal year 2020, we seem to have more uncertainty than I have ever seen at this point in the decennial cycle. That is almost entirely the result of the decision to try and add an untested citizenship question to the form."