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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
  • 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 the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
    Jul 12, 2017  - The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill on a voice vote. The legislation funds important agricultural and food programs and services, including food and medical product safety, animal and plant health programs, rural development and farm services, agricultural trade, financial marketplace oversight, and nutrition programs. More
  • Appropriations Committee Releases the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
    Jun 27, 2017  - The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation funds important agricultural and food programs and services, including food and medical product safety, animal and plant health programs, rural development and farm services, agricultural trade, financial marketplace oversight, and nutrition programs. 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
  • 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
  • Appropriations Committee Chairman Frelinghuysen Announces Staff Assignments
    Feb 2, 2017  - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today announced several new hires and the staff assignments for the twelve Appropriations subcommittees. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Announces GOP Subcommittee Memberships for the 115th Congress
    Jan 11, 2017  - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today announced the Republican membership of the 12 Appropriations subcommittees for the 115th Congress. More