Press Releases

Filter By:
  • Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2019 State and Foreign Operations Bill

    Jun 20, 2018  - The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2019 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill on a vote of 30-21. The legislation funds the State Department, the United States Agency for International Development, and other international activities. More
  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2019 State and Foreign Operations Bill

    Jun 12, 2018  - The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2019 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation funds the State Department, the United States Agency for International Development, and other international activities. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Announces Subcommittee Assignments for New Appropriations Member Rep. John Rutherford

    May 22, 2018  - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today announced subcommittee assignments for the newest member of the Appropriations Committee, Rep. John Rutherford. Congressman Rutherford replaced retiring Rep. Charlie Dent on the Committee. More
  • House Approves Omnibus Bill to Fund the Federal Government

    Mar 22, 2018  - Bill will provide robust increases for national defense, infrastructure investments, border security, school safety and mental health, and to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic More
  • Government-Wide Funding Legislation Released

    Mar 21, 2018  - The House Appropriations Committee today introduced legislation to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. The bill contains the full legislation and funding for all of the 12 annual Appropriations bills. It totals $1.3 trillion, including $78.1 billion in funding for the Global War on Terror (GWOT)/Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). Total base funding, excluding OCO and emergencies, is $1.2 trillion. More
  • House Approves Two Bills to Continue Government Operations and Provide Emergency Disaster Aid

    Dec 21, 2017  - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved two pieces of legislation to temporarily continue government funding until January 19, 2018, and to provide $81 billion in disaster relief for those affected by recent hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters. 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
  • Frelinghuysen Lauds End of State Department Freeze on Eligible Family Member Employment

    Dec 12, 2017  - U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today commended Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for lifting the hiring freeze in January for Eligible Family Members of State Department employees. U.S. diplomats have complained personally to Frelinghuysen that the freeze created a hardship for diplomats whose spouses often seek employment at the same overseas post. More
  • Appropriations Committee Welcomes New Staff Members

    Dec 5, 2017  - “We are in the midst of a busy Appropriations season, and are preparing for the all fiscal work and challenges that will come next. These new staff will play a vital role putting together good legislation that will serve the American people, that protect taxpayer investments, and that ensure each dollar is spend wisely and appropriately. They represent a vast amount of experience and expertise on a wide variety of topics, and their efforts will be essential as we strive to fund the government in a timely and effective way,” Chairman Frelinghuysen said. 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