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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
  • Emergency Disaster Aid Package Introduced
    Dec 18, 2017  - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today introduced a bill to provide additional emergency assistance for recent hurricanes, wildfires in California, and related agriculture losses. The bill, H.R. 4667, totals $81 billion, and targets funds to programs to continue relief and recovery efforts in all of the affected communities, including in Texas, Florida, California, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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
  • 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