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  • 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
  • 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
  • Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Legislation
    Jun 15, 2017  - The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill on a voice vote. The legislation meets the goals outlined by the White House to rebuild the military, providing funding to house, train, and equip military personnel, for housing and services to military families, and to help maintain base infrastructure. The bill also funds veterans’ benefits and programs. More
  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Legislation
    Jun 11, 2017  - The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation meets the goals outlined by the White House to rebuild the military, providing funding to house, train, and equip military personnel, provide housing and services to military families, and help maintain base infrastructure. The bill also funds veterans’ benefits and programs. In total, the legislation provides $88.8 billion in discretionary funding – $6 billion above the fiscal year 2017 level. This includes $638 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funding, which includes funding for European Reassurance Initiative projects. More
  • Chairmen Frelinghuysen and Dent Applaud New Effort on a Joint Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs Health Record System
    Jun 5, 2017  - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Charlie Dent today applauded an announcement by the White House on a new effort for a joint Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs health record-keeping system. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Names Vice Chairs of the Appropriations Subcommittees
    Mar 2, 2017  - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today named the Vice Chairs of the 12 Appropriations subcommittees for the 115th Congress. More
  • Appropriations Committee Announces Members’ Day Hearings
    Feb 8, 2017  - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today announced that each of the 12 Appropriations Subcommittees will convene Members’ Day hearings in February and March. More