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  • 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
  • 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
  • Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Bill
    Jul 19, 2017  - The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill on a voice vote. The legislation funds the State Department, the United States Agency for International Development, and other international activities. More
  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Bill
    Jul 12, 2017  - The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2018 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
  • Comprehensive Government Funding Bill Released
    May 1, 2017  - The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill, the legislation that will provide discretionary funding for the federal government for the current fiscal year. More
  • State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee Chairman Rogers' Statement on Meeting with Sec. Tillerson
    Mar 15, 2017  - The Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), has met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to discuss the State Department's funding challenges and opportunities for the next fiscal year. Chairman Rogers made the following statement on the meeting. More