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  • 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
  • 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
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Announces Subcommittee Staff Changes
    Sep 21, 2017  - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen has announced staff changes for the Homeland Security, Energy and Water, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittees. 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
  • House Passes Funding Aid for Hurricane Harvey
    Sep 6, 2017  - The U.S. House today passed legislation to provide $7.85 billion to assist with relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Releases Hurricane Harvey Emergency Funding Legislation
    Sep 3, 2017  - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today released the text of legislation to provide emergency funding to address response and recovery needs from Hurricane Harvey. House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today released the text of legislation to provide emergency funding to address response and recovery needs from Hurricane Harvey. 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