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  • 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
  • Frelinghuysen Lauds End of State Department Freeze on Eligible Family Member Employment
    Dec 12, 2017  - U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today commended Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for lifting the hiring freeze in January for Eligible Family Members of State Department employees. U.S. diplomats have complained personally to Frelinghuysen that the freeze created a hardship for diplomats whose spouses often seek employment at the same overseas post. More
  • House Passes Resolution to Continue Government Operations and Prevent a Shutdown
    Dec 7, 2017  - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation to maintain current funding for federal operations and prevent a government shutdown. The Continuing Resolution (CR) is a stopgap measure that will extend government funding until December 22, 2017. In absence of this legislation, existing funding would run out tomorrow, December 8, 2017. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Floor Statement on H.J. Res. 123, a Continuing Resolution Providing Funding Through December 22, 2017
    Dec 7, 2017  - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen made the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.J. Res. 123, a Continuing Resolution providing funding through December 22, 2017. More
  • Appropriations Committee Welcomes New Staff Members
    Dec 5, 2017  - “We are in the midst of a busy Appropriations season, and are preparing for the all fiscal work and challenges that will come next. These new staff will play a vital role putting together good legislation that will serve the American people, that protect taxpayer investments, and that ensure each dollar is spend wisely and appropriately. They represent a vast amount of experience and expertise on a wide variety of topics, and their efforts will be essential as we strive to fund the government in a timely and effective way,” Chairman Frelinghuysen said. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Introduces Resolution to Continue Government Operations and Prevent a Shutdown
    Dec 2, 2017  - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today introduced legislation to maintain current funding for federal operations and prevent a government shutdown. The Continuing Resolution (CR) is a stop-gap measure that will extend government funding until December 22, 2017. In absence of this legislation, existing funding would run out on December 8, 2017. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Announces Senior Staff Change
    Oct 23, 2017  - Jason Gray will move from his role as Professional Staff at the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee – where he served for over seven years – to Senior Professional Staff in the Committee’s Front Office. More
  • 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