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  • Emergency Disaster Aid Package Introduced

    Dec 18, 2017  - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today introduced a bill to provide additional emergency assistance for recent hurricanes, wildfires in California, and related agriculture losses. The bill, H.R. 4667, totals $81 billion, and targets funds to programs to continue relief and recovery efforts in all of the affected communities, including in Texas, Florida, California, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More
  • Resolution Introduced to Fund National Defense, Extend Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Continue Short-Term Government Operations

    Dec 13, 2017  - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today introduced legislation to fully fund national defense programs for the entire fiscal year (including emergency funding for missile defense activities), to continue the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and to maintain current federal operations and prevent a government shutdown (H.J. Res 124). More
  • House Approves Emergency Hurricane and Wildfire Funding Legislation

    Oct 12, 2017  - The U.S. House today passed legislation to provide $36.5 billion in emergency funding for hurricane and wildfire relief and recovery (H.Res. 569) on a vote of 353-69. The bill will now move to the Senate for approval. The legislation fully funds the requests submitted to Congress from the Administration. It includes $18.7 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund (DRF), $576.5 million for wildfire-fighting efforts, and $16 billion for debt relief for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which now needs additional funds to make necessary insurance claims payments to individuals. In addition, it includes a provision for the Disaster Nutrition Assistance Program (DNAP) that enables low-income residents in Puerto Rico to receive the same emergency nutrition assistance that other hurricane-affected states already receive. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Floor Statement on Second Emergency Supplemental for Wildfire and Hurricane Response and Recovery

    Oct 12, 2017  - More
  • House Appropriations Committee Moves Emergency Hurricane and Wildfire Funding Legislation

    Oct 10, 2017  - The House Appropriations Committee today moved forward on legislation to provide $36.5 billion in emergency funding for hurricane and wildfire relief and recovery. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Statement on New Supplemental Funding Request for Hurricane Recovery and Wildfires

    Oct 4, 2017  - The House Appropriations Committee today received a new request from the White House for emergency funding for hurricane recovery and wildfire aid. The request includes $12.8 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) and $576.5 million for wildfire recovery. Also included is $16 billion for debt relief for the federal flood insurance program, which now needs additional funds to make necessary insurance claims payments to individuals. More
  • Government-Wide Funding Legislation Approved by the House

    Sep 14, 2017  - The House of Representatives today passed a package of funding bills (H.R. 3354) to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. The package of bills contains the full legislation and funding for all of the 12 annual Appropriations bills, and totals $1.2 trillion, including $87 billion in funding for Global War on Terror (GWOT)/Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). This legislation funds critical federal programs such as our national defense, invests in proven and effective government activities, and helps reduce unnecessary and wasteful spending. More
  • Emergency Disaster Aid and Continuation of Government Funding Approved

    Sep 8, 2017  - The House of Representatives today approved a final bill to provide additional emergency assistance to respond to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, to raise the debt ceiling to allow the United States to meet its financial obligations, and to allow for the continuation of vital government programs and services. The legislation will now be sent to the President for his signature. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Floor Statement on the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

    Sep 6, 2017  - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today made the following statement before the U.S. House of Representatives on the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, a bill funding the federal government for Fiscal Year 2018. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Statement Before the Rules Committee on the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

    Sep 5, 2017  - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen made the following statement before the Rules Committee while testifying on the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. More