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  • 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
  • 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 Statement on Hurricane Harvey Relief
    Aug 29, 2017  - “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the individuals, families, and communities that have been ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. We commend FEMA, the Department of Defense, and the other federal and state agencies on the ground and so many private organizations, like the American Red Cross, for their ongoing efforts to rescue, house and assist thousands of people in need." More
  • National Security Funding Bill Approved by the House
    Jul 27, 2017  - The House of Representatives today approved the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 3219) to provide funding for national security for the 2018 fiscal year. The bill, also known as the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, was passed on a vote of 235-192. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Statement on National Security Appropriations Legislative Package
    Jul 18, 2017  - “The highest priority of Congress is to ensure the safety and security of our nation and to guarantee the future of our great democracy - this critical national security legislation needs to head to the floor. All of our Appropriations bills contain important funding for essential programs that serve the American people. I am committed to getting these security bills, as well as every single one of the remaining eight Appropriations bills, through the legislative process and to the President’s desk.” More
  • House Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Bill
    Jun 29, 2017  - The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2018 Defense Appropriations bill on a voice vote. The legislation funds the Department of Defense – including operations, readiness activities, and health and quality-of-life programs for our troops and military families. More
  • House Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Bill
    Jun 25, 2017  - The House Appropriations Committee today released the subcommittee draft of the fiscal year 2018 Defense Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation funds the Department of Defense – including operations, readiness activities, and health and quality-of-life programs for our troops and military families. 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
  • Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Funding Bill Passes House
    Mar 8, 2017  - The House today passed the fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill on a vote of 371-48. The bill will now head to the Senate for approval. More