Latest Appropriations News
The Commodity Future Trading Commission is the quiet hero of America’s fiscal stability. Since 1974, the CFTC has regulated the US agricultural commodity and other futures and options markets. For 36 years the CFTC executed its responsibilities while protecting investors from fraud, on a tiny budget.
This morning, the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee convened a hearing on the President’s budget request for Indian Health Service for FY2016. The budget would spend $6.3 billion on the Indian Health Service. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) attended, in her first hearing as the ranking Democratic member, and released the following statement.
Thank you Mr. Chairman.
I look forward to working with you and the other members of the Interior and Environment Subcommittee on this bill that funds so many vital commitments to our nation and its people.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced the recommendations Appropriations Committee Democrats have sent to the Democratic Steering & Policy Committee regarding Ranking Members and full membership of each of the twelve Appropriations subcommittees in the 114th Congress.
FY 2015 Budget Authority: $39.67 billion
FY 2015 Budget Request: $38.2 billion
FY2014 Enacted level: $39.27 billion
Highlights and Key Points:
2014 Omnibus: $50.9 billion
2015 Request: $59.9 billion
2015 Omnibus: $53.8 billion
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