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July 11, 2019 Statement
"The oversight of programs and operations to ensure accountability and effectiveness of taxpayer dollars must be a paramount focus of all government agencies, and I am glad you are here today to provide your assessment of where improvements need to be made at the Department of State and USAID."
July 9, 2019 Statement
"The United States has some of the best technology and marketing minds in the world. However, Russian disinformation campaigns only seem to be growing stronger. We must adapt and innovate to effectively deliver programming and inform audiences."
June 25, 2019 Press Release
The legislation, H.R. 3401, provides $4.5 billion in emergency spending to address the humanitarian crisis at the border, with significant funding for priorities including legal assistance, food, water, and medical services, support services and stronger protections for unaccompanied children, and alternatives to detention.
June 21, 2019 Press Release
House Democrats, led by House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17), today introduced legislation to provide humanitarian assistance for migrants at the southern border.
June 19, 2019 Press Release
The House today passed, on a 226 to 203 vote, a package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills. The package consists of four bills that fund federal departments including Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, and Energy from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
June 12, 2019 Statement
"Today we bring four bills to the Floor that reject the slash-and-burn approach of the Trump administration and instead chart a new course – one that increases investments in American families to make up for lost ground; one that gives every person a better chance at a better life."
May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs bill on a vote of 29 to 23. The legislation funds the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development, and other international programs and activities.

May 16, 2019 Statement
"This bill reflects Congressional priorities that advance United States foreign policy. It upholds many bipartisan positions of this Committee and of Congress. The allocation for all departments, agencies and commissions under the jurisdiction of this bill is $56.381 billion in discretionary budget authority. This 3.9% increase over the total FY 2019 enacted level supports important investments to protect our national security, fund our commitments, and repair America’s reputation internationally."
May 15, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released its report accompanying the fiscal year 2020 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bill.
May 10, 2019 Statement
"This bill reflects Congressional priorities to advance U.S. foreign policy and our foreign assistance programs. It upholds many bipartisan positions of this Committee and of Congress. It largely follows the language of the FY 2019 Omnibus, with notable exceptions on certain issues, such as reproductive health, climate change, and multilateral assistance."