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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
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Floor Statement on Second Emergency Supplemental for Wildfire and Hurricane Response and Recovery

    Oct 12, 2017  - 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
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Floor Statement on the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

    Sep 6, 2017  - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today made the following statement before the U.S. House of Representatives on the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, a bill funding the federal government for Fiscal Year 2018. More
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Statement Before the Rules Committee on the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

    Sep 5, 2017  - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen made the following statement before the Rules Committee while testifying on the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. 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
  • Chairman Frelinghuysen Floor Statement on Final, Full-Year FY 2017 Funding Legislation

    May 3, 2017  - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen spoke on the House floor today in support of the full-year FY 2017 funding bill. 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